Thursday, 18 July 2013

Best in Class
FoHESC at the Great Linford Eco Festival and Dog Show
Sunday 14th July

As part of our campaign to bring the Hanson Centre to a wider audience in Milton Keynes, FoHESC decided to go out and find our public, by taking part in the Great Linford Eco-Festival.

Our pitch neighbours for the day were the Conservation Volunteers (MK Green Gym) - to who we owe a massive debt of thanks - not just for all the great work they do at HESC - not just for lending us a gazebo for the day - but most importantly showing us how to put it up (and all the little bits and pieces we borrowed).

The weather was clear blue sky as far as the eye could see and hot, hot, hot.

The day started slowly with just a few visitors taking an interest, but as the day went on our tent was definitely the place to "bee".

Soon, our stand was full of youngsters, completing colouring challenges and wildlife word puzzles. Our pond-life tank proved very popular and many keen young (and not so young) eyes peered into our microscopes to discover life in another world.

Our, slightly more mature audience, took a great interest in our wildlife photographs on display and perhaps most importantly, many of our visitors were amazed to hear about the fantastic wildlife reserve, that is right on their doorstop and promised to visit us, on one of our Open Sundays soon.

We even had a visit from the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Brian White, who was delighted with the work that FoHESC is achieving and urged us to continue building our Friends Group and encouraging the people of Milton Keynes, to enjoy their local nature reserve.

A great success, well done and thank you to everyone who helped on the day and supported us with equipment etc.

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