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Volunteer Days at Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary
Volunteer Days at Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary - to run throughout the year! Please RSVP with your expression of interest at this stage. No guarantee of places available - read below for further details. Expect long hard days of physical work, in all weathers. We have had blizzards and torrential rain so far, so expect anything weather wise. We will most likely be building fences, so that involves digging holes, carrying materials, fixing fence rails in place etc. But other work may crop up from time to time, and we may start on other projects when fencing is finished. All tools will be provided. But a small safe legal folding pocket/pen knife can be handy to have on you. You need to come prepared with suitable warm/waterproof clothing which will allow you to keep working through whatever the weather gods throw at us! This ideally includes waterproof over-trousers as well as waterproof jacket. They will get filthy so don't bring your best. You may be working in the middle of a field, so could be exposed to wind and rain/snow the whole day. But equally so, as the year progresses, you will need to be ready for sun exposure too. Please bring suitable clothing as explained, along with PPE(personal protective equipment) including good strong boots or wellingtons. I have used wellies over this winter, and with good thick socks(1 or 2 pairs) they are fine. Others prefer walking boots, but the mud is often deep and wet! Also please bring any suitable work gloves you have, as these are essential. I will elaborate on where to buy suitable cheap vegan work gloves if anyone needs them. Jeans are okay if you wear over-trousers on top I have found. But please be aware that once wet, jeans will not dry out quickly. In any case, it is good to bring a change of clothes in case you get wet through. You will also need to bring a packed lunch, snacks and a thermos of hot drink(and water bottle) to sustain yourself during the long day. Catering facilities at the sanctuary are very limited so please bring what you need to survive! High calorie snacks like nuts and dried fruit are ideal, and cake, biscuits and even sweets may also be enjoyed throughout the day. The work you will be doing requires a lot of energy, so don't skimp on calories! At this stage we want to keep to a small team of just 4 or 5 volunteers only, as this is easiest to manage on the day. Please RSVP if you are interested for future days(1 per month is the plan), even if you can't make this particular one. Your RSVP is no guarantee of space being available on any particular day, just an expression of interest at this stage please. I will then use the RSVP list to contact you(by DM in the first instance) directly, approximately 1 week in advance, if we need anyone to make up numbers on any particular day. Travel arrangements will be finalised closer to the date, for those who are involved. This normally involves car sharing as there is no good public transport connecting Cambridge to the sanctuary. Thank you for your interest in this project. Tom(Born Again Biker).

Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary

Brooks Road, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6NS · Northants

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This is a group for the vegetarians and vegans of Cambridge, anyone who wants to get out of the house and do something social. It doesn't just have to be foody outings, we can do cinema trips and country walks, whatever you lot want. But the Rainbow Cafe and CB1 are likely to feature as regular venues! If we have a lot of active members then perhaps we can pressure some Cambridge restaurants to expand their range of veggie offerings too ;-)

There are other meets going on already, including the fantastic monthly Rainbow cafe group, this is supposed to be a way to supplement those and make the experience available to more people. With that in mind, I'll try my best not to clash with anything else that's on!

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