(Peter Howe, Trustee of  the Broads Trust, presenting a cheque to Nicola Hems, Curator, and Robert Paul, Chairman of the Museum of the Broads Trustees on the Marsh Harrier)

We are delighted to be able to present a cheque for £1,300 to The Museum of the Broads for a new 12 volt electrical system and self-contained 12 volt charging system for their fabulous boat, Marsh Harrier.   This new equipment will enable the lift to be used without detriment to the normal running of the boat and creating access for  those passengers less able to negotiate the boarding steps.

The new 12 volt system, like the existing 48 volt system, will be charged using electricity generated by the Museum’s own solar panels.

The grant was agreed by the Broads Trust Trustees early in 2020 but was delayed due to Covid.  We wish all passengers on the Marsh Harrier a wonderful experience on the Broads.

 


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We are delighted to welcome Helen Williams and the Hungry Otter as one of Love the Broad’s prime business supporters.

The Hungry Otter pop-up café has opened on Salhouse Broad, and sits at the top of a hill overlooking the scenery.  On offer is barista coffee, a variety of teas, cakes, cookies, sandwiches and ice creams.

Founder Helen Williams set up the Cafe after 20 years teaching at the local Paston College.  Helen said “I am thrilled to have an opportunity to help the Broads remain special now and into the future.  My customers visit Salhouse Broad for its fantastic environment, wildlife and leisure and this gives them the opportunity too to put a little back to a place that they love.

A voluntary donation of 10p on the sale of ice creams and cookies is contributed by customers which helps to fund grants for amazing projects on the Broads.

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Telephone Helen on 07789 984888

 


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Love the Broads would like to thank Judy Roberts and the many friends of Phil Green who have kindly set up a Just Giving donation page in his memory.  Sadly, Phil recently passed away.

We understand that Phil spent many holidays on the Norfolk Broads as a child and as an adult with his family.  More recently, he decided to start a new chapter of his life here on The Broads.  Tragically, Phil’s life was cut short not long after he’d moved into his beautiful new home on the River Ant.  Judy says “It would have been the perfect spot for him to grow old, with fishing, boating, walking, birdwatching and much more, on his doorstep”.

We can assure Judy and all of his friends that their kind donations in Phil’s memory will be used to help to ensure that the Broads remains special now and into the future.

All of the projects that Love the Broads has supported can be found on the projects page.

Thank  you very much.   As a result of your kindness, Phil’s memory will live on in the Broads.

 

 


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4TH JULY will soon be here and we wish all our tourism business supporters lots of luck as they re-open and welcome customers again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. A massive thank you to you and your amazing customers for your donations of over £50,000 which has funded nearly 40 fantastic projects in the Broads National Park helping wildlife, education and the visitor experience. (pub image Julian Claxton)

 

 


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It seems that cycling has never been so popular and lots of people have realised how wonderful it is to explore the Broads on two wheels. The Broads National Park is the perfect place to enjoy cycling, whatever age or ability, with quiet lanes, undulating countryside, rivers and broads in a unique and beautiful landscape. A network of sixteen circular cycle routes around the area includes attractions, cafes and tea shops, villages and churches, with even some links to the coast.
A copy of the route booklet, sponsored by Richardson’s Boating Holidays and supported by Archant, is FREE to new Members of Love the Broads. By joining us for just £15 you will not only enjoy fantastic cycling, be invited to exclusive events, but you will also be helping to keep the Broads special for the future.  To order a copy click here


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