Museum shows appreciation for more than 1,000 hours
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 September, 2014 - The Museum of British Surfing held its annual volunteers celebration party, thanking them for giving the Braunton-based charity more than 1,000 hours of their time over the last year. Pub landlord & landlady Bryan & Carol Godwin generously donated a meal for the whole team and their partners at The Black Horse in Church Street, Braunton and raised £40 from a quiz night to help the organisation.
The volunteers run the national surfing museum’s front of house operations welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. They are also working on the process of documenting the huge collection as part of the formal Arts Council England accreditation process, and they help with special fundraising events, exhibitions and graphic design.
The Museum of British Surfing team also manages Braunton Skate Bowl and the local youth club building.
Founder Peter Robinson paid tribute to the volunteers who have made the Museum of British Surfing an international hit: “If it weren’t for our wonderful volunteer team we wouldn’t be here in our third year, and already looking ahead to year four. It is a remarkable achievement and I’m truly grateful, thankful and proud of everyone who has helped.”
“To put it into perspective, last year volunteers donated more 1,000 hours of their valuable time. Everyone has played their part in our success – from front of house to behind the scenes.”
The main photo shows museum founder Peter Robinson (far right) and pub landlord Bryan Godwin (second from right) with most of the volunteer team outside The Black Horse pub in Braunton. See the gallery of pictures below.
The museum is appealing for more people to join its volunteer team, as it hopes to expand in the next 12 months. Whether you’re a student looking to gain valuable work experience, a professional looking to give something back to community projects, or actively looking to get your foot on the charity or surf industry ladder, this opportunity is tailor-made for you.