Here at BMAC we are now deep into our Winter mode – decorating and maintenance, updating Risk Assessments, training and Winter tidying of the garden. We saw the last of our adult special interest birdwatching week-ends (no snow this time, thankfully, and thousands of pink-footed geese obliging at Holkham) and Alex now has the full 2013 programme drawn up.
We have a very few residential slots left next year – mostly in the early months – so I am working hard on marketing these late vacancies. Our website is now all up to date with booking information and forms so if you are interested please find out more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brancaster or contact me at the office. We can take bookings for conferences, meetings etc throughout the year except January (you’d have to avoid the wet paintwork). We have recently taken our first hen-weekend booking.
Next year sees a lot more of our taster sessions, kayaking, rafting and sailing, after their growing popularity, these can be booked via the central box office on 0844 249 1895. We’ve put these through the box office to allow staff to be available to put on the greater number of sessions as the administration was becoming considerable. It is still possible for groups to get enough people together to book their own day doing one or more of our taster activities – we had a group of choirboys on a camp last year, and a large extended family. If you are interested please contact the centre directly on 01485 210719.
We say goodbye to our Long Term Volunteer Lizzie before Christmas and welcome Annie in mid January to join Jo who is staying on, and a third volunteer yet to be recruited. If you are interested in supporting our work please get in contact!
From all of the team at Brancaster we would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.