The aim of the North East Essex Badger Group is to promote the well-being of all badgers in this part of the county, and protect them from persecution or criminal acts
We do this by regularly monitoring all known badger setts in the area, by responding to calls to the Hotline and upholding the legislation of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.
WE WILL BE TAKING OUR STALL TO VARIOUS EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, PROMOTING OUR GROUP AND THE PLIGHT OF BADGERS BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.
THESE EVENTS ALSO HELP TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS AND BOOST MEMBERSHIP. COME AND MEET US AT THESE PLACES!!
NATIONAL BADGER DAY
On Sunday 11 October, we celebrated the above with a fun-packed family event held at Glazenwood in Bradwell.
Glazenwood is a private house set in seven acres of formal and informal gardens, comprising woods and parkland complete with an Island set in the middle of a lake filled with koi carp – a really beautiful setting.
The event was held from 12 noon until 4pm – a place where children could meet Mr Badger and some of his woodland friends and adults could enjoy a walk around the lovely gardens.
A “treasure” trail was set up around the parkland culminating on the Island where on presentation of a completed questionnaire there were prizes to be had.
Also on the Island, children listened to story-telling in the Gazebo and many met Mr Badger, who was also interested in learning about himself and the adventures he sometimes got up to!
Many children had their faces painted, so we had “little badgers” roaming around, and there was also pottery classes where they could indulge their flair for making badger faces (to be fired later and posted out)
Various stalls were popular, i.e. Badger Goods and Tombola and it was good to see the Hedgehog Haven Rescue also present.
There was a coach house in the gardens, which lended itself beautifully to become a café, complete with tables and chairs where families could sit with refreshments. There was also plenty of children’s quizzes, colouring paper and crayons on the tables should little ones become restless.
All the money raised went to the Badger Trust.
Immense thanks must go to everyone who helped and gave so much of their time to make this afternoon a success. The people who sweltered inside the animal outfits, manned the stalls, café and entrance gate or dashed around to help where-ever needed.
Most of all, our thanks must go to the owners of Glazenwood who so generously opened their gardens for us and also gave us their time and help.
There was a fabulous selection of cakes made by members to sell in the café – all of which were sold. So many families came back for more as they just couldn’t make their minds up! How lovely was that?
……………….And to cap it all, the weather was good.
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