You're not on your own – there will be others who are facing the same problems as you. We will be exploring how support and help can be given to tower captains with the Recovery Champions.
To coordinate the flow of ideas and information, the Central Council and
Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) have offered to coordinate a
network of Recovery Champions across the country who will focus on recovery planning within the local area. They won’t
necessarily be the people doing all the work or dealing with mailing
lists; but they will be in the best position to know how that could work in their local area.
If you can't find an answer close to home, then social media might be able to help. There are various Facebook groups that are full of helpful, experienced people:
If you're new to social media, getting involved in groups such as these are a great reason to start using Facebook. You will need to create a Facebook account, but that doesn't mean you have to engage with the whole world. Make your privacy settings as tight as they can be and don't request to make friends or accept friend requests. You are in control.
By 31 January 2021, 64 people had volunteered to become Recovery Champions – some of whom are indicated on this map. If you can't find your local Recovery Champion on the map, then please contact Annie Hall and she will be able to match you up.