Friends of Pagham Harbour open day

The Friends of Pagham Harbour open day
The Friends of Pagham Harbour open day

CONSERVATION work is set to receive a boost thanks to the Friends of Pagham Harbour.

The friends held an annual open day and sale in the newly-refurbished visitor centre in Selsey Road, Sidlesham.

All the proceeds – more than £700 this year – go to conservation and education work at what is one of Britain’s most important wildlife sites.

“We’d like to thank all who braved the weather to visit the Open Day and particularly our team of volunteers who baked cakes, manned stalls and erected and dismantled gazebos,” said Peter Driscoll, chairman of the friends.

“I’d like to thank also our very generous business partners who gave such superb raffle prizes and auction lots. I think there is a growing recognition among local business people that Pagham Harbour is an asset from which we all benefit and a refuge for people and wildlife alike.”

A full list of donors is available to view online at

Friends’ membership secretary, Bill Martin said: “We welcome new members. This is a fantastic and unique site and friends get the satisfaction of knowing they are doing their bit to protect it while maintaining and enhancing public access.”