COVID-19 Update

Posted in: Uncategorised, by Bridge2Aid Team, on 20th March 2020 | 0 comments

To our community of Bridge2Aid supporters, partners and volunteers,

As we are all aware, this is a very hard time for many people in the UK and around the world. We’re all concerned about our friends, families and neighbours. As our community, we wanted to keep you updated on with how we are managing the impact of COVID-19 on our work.

Firstly, our office team are healthy, although a couple of us are in self-isolation. We are in the fortunate position that we can all work from home and still get lots done. But there is, of course, a huge impact on our work and it’s unsettling for us, our volunteers, partners and supporters. The two countries that we work in (Tanzania and Malawi) have placed restrictions on their borders and the airlines are in control when it comes to cancellations. This means that we are having to take things day by day and react as new information comes in. We have already made the difficult decision to cancel our April programme in Tanzania and we are reviewing our future programmes and this is our top priority. We are keeping the volunteers within those teams informed as a first port of call. As a small organisation, with a small bank balance, we unfortunately can’t make long-term decisions at this time and we are making decisions with great care based on the information we have. We are obviously devastated that our training programme is currently on hold but we are doing everything we can to keep our office working at full capacity so we can move our work forward as much as we possibly can.

As the whole team is working from home, our office landline is currently unmanned. We are monitoring our emails very closely and mobile numbers can be available in an instance where emails don’t suffice. Please email the contacts you already have or email

We will be updating our website with any news. Please check our website for the latest information and if you are volunteering on a future programme please be assured we are doing all we can to get the answers to you as soon as possible.

We are expecting some financial difficulties ahead, this is inevitable as fundraising and networking events are cancelled, business and practice income are jeopardised and priorities lie closer to home. We’d like to emphasise how vital your support is to our work. We hope to reach our beneficiaries again soon.

We understand many of you will be worried now, whether it is about the health of loved ones, or about your job, or your business. Our thoughts and hopes are with you and the wider community.

My best wishes to you all


CEO Bridge2Aid

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