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Bakewells, Banana Cake and Brushcutting!

Thursday, October 21st 2021

A coffee morning was held this morning in Richmond Town Hall to raise vital funds for the reserve. 10 volunteers helped out on the day with serving refreshments, running a raffle and tombola, washing up and selling shop items.

A lot of work went into the event such as preparing the tombola, raffle and baking the cakes. In true Bake-off style 'Star Baker' was awarded to Richard who made several cakes including a Malaysian banana cake (using Malaysian flour)! His fruit cake served in the traditional Yorkshire way (with Wensleydale cheese) was also a big hit!

A Foxglove 'handshake' went to Charlie for his delicious Bakewell Tart!

Back at the reserve staff and volunteers made the most of the sunny weather; one of the first jobs was to move the stack of timber away from the carpark to a safe storage place. This will make the carpark available to visitors next week during half term and keep the wood dry too.

The work at the wetland hide was completed and more meadow management began. With 100 acres of mixed habitats to manage there is always something to do!

Our sincere thanks to all who have supported the reserve this week from baking cakes to strimming meadows and buying a raffle ticket, it really does make a difference!


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