Volunteers from S&P Clear Broads

Staff members from Norfolk Chartered Financial Planners, Smith & Pinching, took a day out of the office to support the local community through a series of volunteer days helping the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

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 over four days around Hickling and Upton Broad, including digging ponds, cutting and burning scrub and clearing encroaching trees. This enabled 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, delivering real benefit to the ecology of the Broads National Park and developing stronger working relationships within the team”, he said.