CAfS are gearing up for their “Fight for Our Future” appeal, to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on Cumbria’s young people and promote urgent action to protect their futures. CAfS aims to raise £20,000  to support this work, and between the 18th and 25th of April, any donations made will be doubled thanks to the Big Give’s Green Match Fund. 

With the effects of climate change becoming more acutely felt, through extreme weather events, such as severe flooding, heatwaves and air pollution, recent studies have highlighted the disproportionate impact of climate change on young people. One study found that around 70% of people aged 16-25 are extremely worried or very worried about the climate*.  

CAfS recognises the urgent need to address these pressing challenges and is taking action to tackle climate change through schemes focused on home energy efficiency, community engagement and renewable energy projects among many others.. 

Karen Mitchell, CEO of CAfS, said, ‘Climate change poses significant threats to the health and well-being of young people, and it’s imperative that we take action now to prevent this. Through our ‘Fight for our Future campaign,’ you will be supporting projects that are reducing our reliance on polluting fossil fuels and improving the quality of life for everyone.’ 

Earth Day (22nd April) falls within the appeal week, which offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of climate change and the importance of taking positive action. If you are planning activities for Earth Day and would like to support CAfS appeal by fundraising, please get in touch via [email protected]. 

If you wish to donate to CAfS during the week of the Big Give 18th-25th April you can pledge here.

*The Lancet, 2021