Hooked into Christmas Festivities

Yesterday saw our second annual Christmas Volunteer (scrub) Bash at Hook Heath. It was fantastically attended by faces old and new across 4 wildlife trust volunteer teams from around the Solent and Winchester regions. We were joined by 30 people from the Farlington, Monday Beechcroft, Thursday Beechcroft and Winchester volunteer teams. A fantastic amount of work was done clearing more space for important grassland and woodland fringe habitats but that wasn’t the main focus of the day. It was all about celebrating and thanking our dedicated volunteers for their hard work over the past year.

Festive Foodies

Festive Foodies

On the menu we had locally sourced pheasant stew and the classic bonfire cooked jacket potatoes for main followed by copious amounts of chocolaty nibbles and mince pies for sweet!

Amazingly the weather held and we didn’t feel a drop of rain all day. Many tasty treats where eaten and people could swap stories from one volunteer team to another. Overall a great day.

Table full of treats & Alex manning the cooking stew.

Table full of treats & Alex manning the cooking stew.

There is little left to say apart from thank you to all of our volunteers who do a fantastic amount of work for the trust, without whom we couldn’t carry out half the practical tasks we do on our sites. Heres to it continuing into 2014!!

The team(s) complete with Christmas tree....

The team(s) complete with Christmas tree….

As this will probably be my last post until 2014 I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Rob.

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