The Cameron Bespolka Trust
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is a charity that has been set up in Cameron's memory to inspire young people to love and appreciate animals, in particular birds, nature, and our environment. By experiencing the outdoors first hand, teenagers can connect with nature and make a difference to our planet.
How do we do this?
- By creating new opportunities and programmes that involve conservation work, data collecting, research as well as understanding the impact of climate change. This knowledge can help them throughout their lives both personally or professionally
- By organising and sponsoring events for teenagers to connect and appreciate the outdoors, especially those who may not have the means nor opportunity
- By working closely with various partners to reach as many teenagers as we can to add another dimension to their lives and well being
- One of our future goals is to partner with schools and educational institutions to offer nature projects and programmes that are not available to them
For detailed information on what we have achieved and what we are presently working on, please see Projects.
Many pieces of research have highlighted the positive impact of nature on physical and mental wellbeing.
Now more than ever, kids and teens are widely disconnected from their natural outdoor environment and are spending more and more time indoors. We now know that nature is important to their development in every major way: socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically. We hope we can make a difference.
CHILDREN NEED NATURE and NATURE NEEDS CHILDREN.
“Children’s knowledge of biodiversity is in decline at a time when we need future generations to be more engaged and aware in order to halt it’s loss.
There is a very real need to educate our children as the future guardians of our planet to provide them with the knowledge they need today to preserve the natural world for tomorrow.” Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity
HELP CAMERON’S LOVE OF BIRDS AND NATURE LIVE ON IN FUTURE GENERATIONS.
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered Charity Number 1156567. All administrative costs of the charity are borne by the family so that every pound donated goes directly to our work.