As a supporter of GBG you may occasionally wonder how your subscription is used.
It is true that, like many organisations, we have not been as active during Covid 19 lockdown. However there is still the reserve to be maintained (hedges to cut, strimming and tree surgery), plus sacks of peanuts for the resident badgers! We try to answer as many enquiries and call outs as possible from concerned members of the public or Police regarding badgers. A Newsletter is produced and delivered on a quarterly basis. We pay an insurance premium for the group’s activities. Accounts are kept and a membership list updated. A yearly fee is paid to the national organisation Badger Trust in order to be an affiliated group and benefit from their resources and keep up to date with national campaigns. Then there are sometimes vet bills for sick or injured badgers and sadly those that have to be euthanased.
This is a group of volunteers who give their time freely in the listed activities.
We plan to revamp and update the GBG website to keep our members informed of news and events. When Covid 19 restrictions ease we are available to give educational talks on badgers to schools and other interested groups who require a speaker.
Lastly, we hope to be able to meet up in the near future for an AGM and a modest social, even if it is just a gathering for tea, cake and a chat in the open air, observing social distancing of course. Watch this space.
Thank you for your continued and valuable support.