Volunteers from Chartered Financial Planners Clear Broads


Friday 25 September, 2020


The team at Smith & Pinching had a slightly different office for the day. Working in partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust they were at Upton Broad and Marshes one of NWT’s best kept secrets and home to some of Norfolk’s rarest wildlife.
 
Smith & Pinching are corporate partners of the charity and the directors were keen to give staff an opportunity to enjoy the Broadland countryside and learn new skills while contributing to the protection of Norfolk’s wildlife.  
 
Volunteers undertook a variety of tasks which will enable the Trust to maintain the mosaic of habitats on site ranging from wet woodland to fen and open water. The Broads area supports a huge diversity of flora and fauna including rare and iconic species such as the swallowtail butterfly, bittern and marsh harrier.
 
Managing Director, David Hughff, was delighted with the enthusiasm shown by team members. “This partnership provides the ideal team building challenge, although this year it’s slightly different with social distancing. We hope our support will be of real benefit to the ecology of the Broads National Park and help develop stronger working relationships within our team”, he said.

Nik Khandpur, Director of Development and Engagement with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, said:  “A big ‘thank you’ to the volunteers from Smith and Pinching - it was a real pleasure to have the team on site. Volunteer support plays a huge role in helping us care for our many nature reserves. It is also great way for companies to make a positive and practical difference to local wildlife."
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