I think I mentioned that I am the Chair of the World Land Trust? It’s a difficult time for all organisations including charities of all kinds and including environmental ones (see recent blogs here and here).
I was glancing at my bank account the other day and noticed that there is a bit more money in it than usual at the end of the month, and that must be because I’m not travelling, eating out, having to stay away from home in a hotel or buying the occasional cup of coffee (and the occasional pastry with it).
I’m lucky in that the mortgage is paid, the income is largely a pension, the kids are grown up and I have inexpensive tastes, and so I decided to increase my monthly direct debit to World Land Trust by a factor of four. It was slightly embarrassingly low before – but it is four times higher now.
Your circumstances won’t be the same as mine but you may also be slightly surprised that you have a little more cash than you thought you might have…