The team of Harwich Society volunteers who manage the Bobbit’s Hole nature reserve were very nervous in the run up to this year’s Bobbit’s Stroll charity event as the weather had been appalling. However, the rain stayed away from the nature reserve on Sunday and hundreds of visitors took the opportunity to enjoy a day without rain by supporting the very popular event.
The Harwich Society’s Bobbit’s Hole nature reserve is open to the public free of charge every Sunday morning between 10AM -12 noon but on the one designated Sunday of the year visitors are asked to take part in the Bobbit’s Stroll and make a donation to a designated charity.
Member of the Bobbit’s Hole team, Aileen Farnell, says, “The weather forecast was not good and the rain on the Saturday was torrential. However, it was dry on the day and it was surprising how well the ground had dried out. We were amazed at how many people turned out to support the event and it was yet another very successful Bobbit’s Stroll.”
This year’s chosen charity was the National Animal Welfare Trust and the donations, refreshment sales, tombola and raffle resulted in £669 being raised for a very good cause.
“With Home-Start Harwich on hand to entertain the children and Bobbit’s Hole welcoming dogs on leads it was a true family occasion and we were delighted that so many families came along,” continued Aileen Farnell. “Last year’s Bobbit’s Stroll was in the middle of the drought so the water level in the lake was very low. That certainly wasn’t a problem this year!”
For further information please contact:
Aileen Farnell on 01255 553610
Garry Calver on 01255 551940
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