(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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