“I’ve just spent the afternoon recording the fishermen. It was flipping amazing. Best one I’ve done – in fact possibly one of the best THINGS I’ve ever done! Feeling very happy.” These are the words of one of Morecambe Bay Partnership’s cultural heritage volunteers who took part in a project to record oral histories of the fishing men and women of Morecambe Bay.
Volunteering for Morecambe Bay Partnership can have a hugely beneficial impact on the environment, the landscape, the heritage and in the community, but it also means personal achievement, friendship, new skills, enjoyment, fresh air, exercise, community pride, team spirit, conversation and, invariably, cake.
Fancy joining in? Why not come along to our friendly and informal sharing evening on Tuesday 12th November. Meet the Morecambe Bay Partnership team, other volunteers and hear more about all the latest opportunities. Book your place at www.morecambebay.org.uk/events or contact Michelle Cooper at [email protected]
Morecambe Bay Partnership is a charity that works hard to raise funds and develop community projects that conserve and celebrate the unique landscape, heritage and nature of this special region. Our volunteers team up for work parties to clean up the Bay’s beaches, to clear scrub from historic monuments and to survey, record and monitor the archaeology and wildlife most at risk. Perhaps you love birds – you can support the Bay’s internationally important bird population, by becoming one of our Natural Ambassadors.
Maybe helping to get people active is more your thing. You can help by maintaining the Bay Cycle Way, or by volunteering for our Tramper-hire programme. These amazing rugged off-road mobility scooters make sure the countryside and awesome Bay views are available to everyone.
Or, if flora and fauna are your passions, then through our new partnership with the University of Cumbria, we’ve got some super volunteering opportunities to save the future for the hazel dormouse, Duke of Burgundy and small blue butterflies and to see the reintroduction of seven rare plants. From undertaking habitat surveys and species identification, to seed cultivation, propagation, and planting out, there is bound to be something to appeal to any nature lover.