I sometimes get asked what it’s like to work at PECT. I always answer that it’s rather great. Don’t get me wrong – as a very small team trying to achieve a big impact, it means hard work and long days. And as a charity, we really do try and do everything on a small budget while still trying to achieve the most we can to improve the lives of local residents, and for the environment and wildlife.
However, it’s great to work with people who care so passionately about what they’re doing and what they’re trying to achieve. To work for a charity, you are honestly doing it because you really care about what your organisation is working towards.
And as a charity, we vitally need the support of people to continue our work – whether it’s partnerships with other delivery partners, corporate sponsorship, grant funders or members of the public donating or giving time by volunteering. We’re so very grateful for everyone’s support: it makes a huge difference to what we can achieve.
In this role, working across the entirety of our projects – it has been fantastic to meet so many people and have had the opportunity to see how our work affects local residents in very many ways: whether it’s working with communities, businesses or schools. One day I might be working on our affordable warmth projects, the next I could be picking up a spade and planting trees on a Forest for Peterborough day, or perhaps hearing about the community café that will be serving local and sustainable food when it opens in Westwood and Ravensthorpe.
It means a lot that people want to hear more about what we’re doing and get involved. If you would like to do the same, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you! You can also make a difference by getting involved with volunteering – email email@example.com.
Laura Fanthorpe is Marketing and Communications Manager at Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).