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NEWS & EVENTS

To find out about our first "Housekeepimg Day", click on the link below.  

This will give you all the details you need to join us on July 12th. at 10.00 a.m.

Heritage Lottery Fund Bid is Successful

27th November 2017

 

The Friends of West Hunsbury Parks are pleased to announce that they have received £32,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to preserve the Hill Fort and parkland. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, this exciting project starts in March 2018 & will engage the local community with a programme of family-orientated events, giving them a sense of ownership and developing an appreciation of this historic site in the history of Northamptonshire.

 

These educational and participative events include family activity days with habitat surveys & a Bioblitz in partnership with The Wildlife Trust. The HLF funding will additionally facilitate the development of an interesting trail around the main features of the Hillfort and surrounding park with new signage.

 

Commenting on the award, Mavis Wilmshurst, Friends of West Hunsbury Parks Chairman said:

 

“We are delighted to have received support, thanks to National Lottery players, and are really looking forward to engaging young people as visitors or volunteers to develop their knowledge and skills in this unique place in Northamptonshire”

 

The Friends of West Hunsbury Parks are a friendly and enthusiastic Group always keen to recruit new volunteers with interests in wildlife & history, to assist with their activities, with as much or as little time as they can spare.

 

Please contact us to find out more here

 

 

 

 

 

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Alfies Bears Picnic ...

22nd July 2017

 

The group were delighted to support the DIPG Brain Tumour  Charity.Zoe arranged and planned this Fund Raising Event for the third year, in memory of her young son who died in 2014 of this type of brain tumour..In spite of the weather it was enjoyable and hopefully has raised plenty of money to towards the research into this type of brain tumour.

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The Friends ran a treasure hunt for  families to find a hidden Toys' R'Us

voucher via a grid map of the Park. This was won by  Sue Digby, who was very happy to pass it over to her grandchildren!

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