Love the broads is the Visitor Giving Scheme for the Broads National Park. It aims to inspire people to care for the environment through making a small donation at key tourism sites, through their accommodation provider, or by giving money directly.  If every visitor to the Broads National Park gave just £1 we could raise £7 million each year for projects to protect the Broads in the future.

 

How it works

Money is collected by the Broads Trust in a variety of ways and given to projects that will look after the beautiful landscapes and environment of the Broads. With your help, we work alongside local businesses and community groups to improve sustainable practices, and to make sure that the money raised goes to the places that need it most – so that the Broads National Park remains amazing and beautiful to visit.

Love the Broads is administered by the Broads Trust, an independent charity with Trustees from local businesses, the Broads Society and the Broads Authority.


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Members enjoying a walk with Burnt Fen Alpacas

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for loved ones?   Something a little different?  Well, how about presenting them with a unique gift of a Love the Broads’ annual membership.   From just £15 you can give your friends and family a gift which will enable them to be invited to exclusive events at major attractions on the Broads with guided walks and talks as well as knowing that they are helping to keep the Broads special for the future.

To learn more contact:  info@lovethebroads.org.uk


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We look forward to welcoming Members to our next event on Saturday 7th December.

A great itinerary has been designed including a Tour of the Brewery, meeting the team, opportunity to buy those special Christmas gifts and light refreshments.   See you all there!

 


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We’ll be there – come and join us!   Book your table now to avoid disappointment! All profits will be going to Love the Broads.   Help us to keep the Broads National Park special and have some fun.

White Horse Inn, Neatishead, NR12 8AD, Tel: 01692 630828 Email: thewhitehorseinn@hotmail.com

 


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The Two Rivers Artists Festive Fair this year takes place on 16th November at  the New Victory Hall, Neatishead. 10am – 3pm.

Once again, this fantastic event offers you the chance to meet Norfolk artists & artisans using traditional skills to make beautiful, unique and individual objects; artefacts and designs which last – the antithesis of the high street throw away.   It will be bursting with imagination, inspiration and quality, supporting talented local artists and artisans who genuinely craft their ideas from concept to creation.

There will be fantastic guest artists and artisans to add to an eclectic mix which and the Fair will be supporting the brilliant local Nancy Oldfield Trust (which has also received a Love the Broads’ grant this year). Delicious, homemade, refreshments will be available.    See you there!

www.tworiverstrail.com

 


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Thank you to Broadland Cycle Hire and its fantastic customers for their donation of £400 to help us with our work to keep the Broads special.

We wish Peter Kiernan every success in taking over this amazing cycle hire business and Peter Howe, former owner and loyal and hardworking Trustee of the Broads Trust/Love the Broads, a wonderful “retirement” but we will be keeping him very busy.


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Thurne Mill

Everyone’s invited to the launch of the Capturing Memories event being held at Thurne Mill from 2-4pm on Sunday 1st September.  This induction and reception will showcase this amazing project which has been funded by Love the Broads and Water, Mills & Marshes.   Attendance is free but donations are welcome.

Please RSVP by email info@thurnewindmill.co.uk or by telephone on 07796407864


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(Left to right: Kate Aldridge, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Nicky Rowbottom, Suffolk Otter Group, Peter Howe, Trustee of the Broads Trust which administers Love the Broads, Stephen Bradnock, Nancy Oldfield Trust, Carol Horner and Debra Nicholson of Friends of Thurne Mill)

A grant cheque for more than £5,000 has been presented to four amazing projects which will help wildlife, an iconic building, the visitor experience and people’s wellbeing in the Broads National Park.   Businesses, Members and grant beneficiaries attended the presentation which was held at the Nancy Oldfield HQ at Neatishead on a very sunny and warm day.   The grant beneficiaries are:

Suffolk Otter Group – £822 – surveying of the otter population at three Suffolk Wildlife Trust  Nature Reserves in the Lower Waveney

Norfolk Wildlife Trust – £2,125 – for an interpretation board on Heron’s Carr boardwalk overlooking Barton Broad (part of Tipping the Balance)

Friends of Thurne Mill – £2,034 – capturing memories of the past of this iconic Mill through digital and pictorial documents to be available online and through libraries and Mill archives

Nancy Oldfield Trust – £500 – to purchase presentation equipment to raise additional funds for free boating activities for people who are in palliative care or who have received diagnosis of a terminal illness. This project was exclusively supported by Norfolk Broads Direct.

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to enable us to help to keep the Broads National Park special and for people to enjoy.


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A huge thank you to Burnt Fen Alpacas and your fabulous customers for your kind donation of £125 from your guided alpacas walks in the Broads.

 


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These award-winning pubs, which offer a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike, are donating 10p from the sale of their fantastic Love the Broads lager to help the Broads remain special.   The lager is so popular that £200 has been raised so far.   Cheers and thanks to everyone.

 


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Rachel and Simon Clayton, Members, just about to board the Queen of the Broads

Love the Broads has had an amazing party to celebrate its 10th anniversary. 90 guests were welcomed aboard the Queen of the Broads by the Broads Trust Trustees. They were they able to hear all about the great work that businesses and members were supporting whilst cruising on the fabulous Broads from Wroxham to Horning and back, calling in at Wroxham and Salhouse Broads. Thank you to all of those businesses who kindly donated their services and without whom we would not have had such a special event – Broads Tours (Queen of the Broads) and Bijou Wine Bar at Hoveton (celebratory bubbles) – and to the many businesses that donated fantastic raffle prizes which helped to raise more funding for our work to keep the Broads special

 

Businesses, Members and representatives of organisations that have benefitted from a Love the Broads grant enjoy sharing their experiences of Love the Broads

 

 

 


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We are delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Broads Trust which operates Love the Broads next week.  Happy Birthday!


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