The annual Bobbit’s Stroll charity event took place on Sunday and people took advantage of the fine weather to enjoy a stroll around the Harwich Society’s nature reserve to raise money for the Stour Valley Branch of Guide Dogs.
The annual Harwich Society charity event had all of its usual features with refreshments including homemade cakes, a raffle, tombola and a children’s quiz alongside all of the resident nature that was on view to visitors strolling around the lake.
A particularly popular attraction was the presence of Home-Start Harwich who kept children and adults entertained with a variety of games, puzzles and things to make.
The Tendring Branch of Guide Dogs were on hand to provide information and to sell merchandise and two local residents who are supported by guide dogs brought them along to be part of the day.
Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “The hot weather may have meant that the water level in the lake was low but the level of support for our annual stroll was very high and we were amazed by how many people turned up to enjoy Bobbit’s Hole. Our team of volunteers work very hard to put on this event but everyone was delighted with the outcome. There were a lot of weary smiles afterwards but it was lovely to support such a worthwhile cause and to see so many people enjoying Bobbit’s Hole.”
The event raised over £600 for the Tendring Branch of Guide Dogs with the organisation raising a further £300 in sales of merchandise.
Bobbit’s Hole is open to the public free of charge each Sunday morning between 10AM and 12 noon.
For further information please contact
Colin Farnell on 01255 553610
Garry Calver on 01255 551940