Archive for October, 2013

SSNTV Autumn

It’s that time of year again when suncream and sunhats go back into storage and we look out our warm clothes and check our flasks for leaks. It’s autumn: season of bowsawing and bonfires. We’ve already made a start on our autumn programme of work. We had a very productive (or should it be destructive?) day at Attingham on Sunday 6th October, helping clear unwanted rhododendron. The rest of the programme looks good too, with visits to our favourite National Trust woodlands, parks and gardens. If you’d like to join us on a workday, you’ll find a list of our workdays on the EVENTS page and get in touch with us via the CONTACT page.

We have workdays organised every weekend so you’ll find many opportunities to get outdoors and volunteer with the Shropshire and Staffordshire National Trust Volunteers.

PicMonkey Collage

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It’s “Look how awesome we are” time again. Our volunteer hours and stats have recently been published. The results are always impressive – lots of hard working volunteer hours for the National Trust.

Figures are from 1st Sept 2012 to 31st Aug 2013:

  • total volunteer hours for the group – 3,465.25
  • 66 people volunteered with the group
  • there were 71  workdays at 16 different National Trust sites

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

  • Dudmaston
  • Benthall Hall
  • Wenlock Edge
Matt Hinton topped the hours chart again this year with 379.25hours (plus his mum sends us cake – yay Matt’s mum!).

We are also very proud of our volunteers who earned National Trust Long Service Awards this past year.

20 year award – Ann Brookman, Andrew Dalgleish, Dave Maeer, Jane Maeer
15 year award – Christine Brown, Ron Murdoch
10 year award – Lucy Cole
5 year award – Peter Elliot, Jon Hazlewood, Matt Hinton, Zac Harvey, John Upton,Gordon Whittaker, Lisa Whittaker

Well done all.

A big thank you to all who contributed volunteer hours and to those who do the admin and workday leading, ensuring that the group is a continued success.

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