Archive for October, 2012

Volunteer Hours 2012

It’s that time of year when Laura puts her statistics hat on and counts up the hours worked during the last year. The new is good. We were great last year, this year we are even better!

Figures are from 1st Sept 2011 to 31st Aug 2012:

  • total volunteer hours for the group – 3,378.25
  • 65 people volunteered with the group
  • there were 73  workdays at 17 different National Trust sites

Where did we spend our time? The top 3 sites measured by hours worked are as follows:

  • Dudmaston
  • Wenlock Edge
  • Walcot Woods
The marvellous Matt Hinton topped the hours chart again this year with a fabulous personal best of 388hours (and that total doesn’t include all the other National Trust volunteer hours he does elsewhere).

Once again we failed to count up the number of slices of cake consumed but I have a feeling it was definitely more than last year (my pooh bear shaped tummy tells me so).

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hello….are you there? We’ve been Missing In Action for a couple of months. Sorry. Lazy. Been busy cutting things, burning things and eating cake (what else would would we be doing?!).

What’s been going on with SSNTV?

We’ve had 16 workdays since the last web update. We headed north to Biddulph Grange and south to The Weir, visited old favourites (Morville and Dudmaston) and found our way to a new property (Benthall Hall).

Benthall is a real joy and the work is ideal for our group. Our first project is helping clear an overgrown path which stretches from the Benthall estate, downhill towards Ironbridge and the River Severn. In the near future, it is hoped that the restored path will be designated as a bridleway.

As we now approach the end of October, SSNTV look forward to a busy autumn and winter programme. You can find details of all our workdays on the EVENTS page.

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