AT our meeting on April 25 we enjoyed by a very interesting talk by Angus Wingfield, telling us about his belief, that all, but especially the young, should be able to enjoy adventure and experience first hand how to help conservation and the environment.
He runs expeditions in South Africa he also and has gap programs for the young. He can also customise safaris for adults and families if required.
He believes that by having resident helpers in South Africa there is greater awareness of the possible dangers. He showed us many beautiful close up photos of elephants and rhinos, including the air lifting by helicopter of a huge rhino from a poachers area to a much safer place. A really interesting talk, enjoyed by all.
While having tea and biscuits with us he answered many questions from members.
On May 21 we hired a coach and enjoyed a good lunch and lots of chat at The Moorings, Pevensey. The cost of the coach was halved by part of a small grant from Hastings Borough Council. We had hoped to have another outing on June 11, but for various reasons, we found with low uptake it would not be viable. We are hoping to reschedule for July.
On May 23 we met at our chairman’s home for tea, provided by members of the committee. A good time was had by all.
Our next meeting at the Unitarian Church, South Terrace, is on June 27 at 2.30pm. All visitors and new members are very welcome.
We meet on the fourth Friday of each month, except August. If you need further information please contact 01424 428284.