A couple of years ago I wrote an article for this newsletter about how I became a volunteer at Copped Hall. In that article I wrote about the enthusiasm I have for the project, and about the ideas I have for getting our message out to new audiences. About once a year I seem to have the same conversation about how we need to attract ‘young people’ to Copped Hall in order to continue the work of the last 20 years and one of the ways that I have been trying to do this is through the use of social media.
Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter are fantastic tools for us to update our Friends as well as the wider public about what’s happening with the restoration in the mansion and the gardens. As a volunteer, it is easy to forget that some of our Friends may only visit us once in a while rather than every Sunday. During our busy summer months we are able to share pictures and updates with our followers showing the diversity of events and activities which take place at Copped Hall. The same can also be said for the winter months, when most of our major building works take place. Every stage of the restoration is documented by Peter Gamble, and being able to share these photos enables the Trust to connect with the Friends and potential Friends throughout the year.
Community engagement and our educational works are cornerstones for which Copped Hall was saved by the Trust and having the tools to share the work of our volunteers, such as Peter Warne’s amazing wildlife photography and the work of WEAG in the gardens are invaluable assets for the next 20 years of the Copped Hall Trust.
Louise (aged 29)