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Starting a Community Group

Sorry I am aware that there is a similar post just posted but I do want to ask for a lot more information (not trying to step on toes! :embarasse

First of all, I am Scotland-based (Fife) if that makes a difference; I am determined (and have been for years) that I am going to set up a reptile rescue service and this has been in mind for some time. I have applied for college (which I realise is actually not necessary) and plan to get my HND in Animal Care. I am, however, extremely impatient and I know myself that I want to do something now.

I have decided and been planning out on starting one aspect of the rescue service which is holding educational workshops; perhaps to even hold and see some beginner snakes and lizards for people as well as talking on basic care and needs. I would eventually want to expand this from local based, but I'm content with crawling before I can walk.

I do not know the first thing about starting a group/event in my area though. I don't know how best to get started and who to ask and how to promote it. I just feel a little overwhelmed with all of the initial getting off the ground.

Can anyone give advice how I can started? Who is best to speak to, how to raise interest and what to expect etc? Anything at all would be greatly appreciated


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