Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Broads Authority staff take on 25km to mark 25 years for Love the Broads

Staff at the Broads Authority will be running, walking or cycling 25km on Saturday, May 17 to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary and raise money for the Love the Broads charity for  projects to protect and nurture Britain’s magical waterland. Sponsorship donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/broads-authority.

Dozens of staff will be taking off from Whitlingham and continuing along Weaver’s Way to Loddon, where the journey will end with a well-earned barbecue washed down with Woodforde’s Flagondry – an ale especially brewed to mark the Authority’s silver anniversary. Walkers will be setting off from Whitlingham at 8.30am and cyclists will be following at 12noon for those planning a leisurely ride and 12.30pm for the more competitive. One runner will also go from Whitlingham with the walkers, arriving early to help set up the party.

Broads Authority Chief Executive Dr John Packman said: “I speak on behalf of all staff and volunteers when I say how proud we are to be part of an organisation that has made such strides in managing and looking after this precious part of the national park family.

“Twenty-five years is a significant milestone and it is important that we celebrate the Authority and all its achievements during that time. My thanks go to all our staff and volunteers for making those achievements possible.”

All sponsorship raised by the effort will go to the Love the Broads charity, which administers projects to benefit conservation, environment and tourism facilities within the Broads and its immediate surroundings.