The following article was written by Abbie Jackson a regular visitor to Spurn. For the last two years Abbie has taken part in the Lifesyle Project organised by Humberside police. It's inclusion on this site is a tribute and thanks to those who have taken part and worked so hard to improve a part of our world we all love.
I have been visiting Spurn Point with my family since I was very small; I am now 12 and still enjoy visiting. I like it because it is wide open and always different when you go, the sea moves everything about. I enjoy running about on the beach and in the bunkers, and I like the wild animals sometimes I see deer and seals.
A while ago my family did a beach clean at Spurn to get rid of some of the litter left about, we learnt all about the damage that is caused by all the litter to the wild animals, it was good fun helping clean the beach.
Last year I joined a team and we called ourselves The little Spurn Rangers we joined a project called Lifestyle run by the Police over the summer holidays, thousands of children make up teams and do things for the community I chose Spurn because I like it and I like sheep, I live over an hours drive from Spurn but visit a lot.
We spoke with Andy Gibson the warden and decided we wanted to do something at Spurn. We raised nearly £800 by doing a massive beach clean, the money we raised bought 4 Hebridean sheep that now live on Spurn Point, the team even went and chose the sheep with Andy.
This year I joined Lifestyle again with a new team called The Spurn Rangers, in the team are my four friends Georgia, Ellie, Chloe, and Sophie we decided raise money to buy a Ram to help the sheep have some babies so there would be more sheep at Spurn Point, we also decided to buy a weather vane with a sheep design on it to be kept at Spurn. We have nearly raised the £400 just enough to buy the Ram and weather vane. This year we have done two beach cleans and lots of other things to raise the money. We have also done card making, baked lots of buns and had a bun sale and a jumble sale, we are also running a stall in our village hall to raise money selling things we have made.
The two beach cleans this year were on 24th July 2010 and 22nd August 2010, we collected loads of rubbish from the beach, both days were really hot, some of the team could not do the beach clean in August because they were on holiday, we had about 20 volunteers helping us on both days including adults.
Abbie Jackson, August 2010
The following pictures were taken after the above article was first published and show the last few weeks of the 2010 Lifestyle Project
The following photograph shows the weather vane which was purchased with some of the funds raised by the Spurn Ranger's efforts during the summer of 2010. The second part of the project, the purchase of a Hebridian ram, is almost complete as the gentleman in question is due to arrive at Spurn in mid November. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Kilnsea's newest Resident. On Tuesday 16th November, the final piece in the Spurn Rangers' 2010 jigsaw was put in place when Yorkshire Wildlife Tust Warden, Andy Gibson, brought the Hebridean Ram to Kilnsea to meet up with the ewes bought for the reserve by the Spurn Rangers last year. It is not the policy at the reserve to name the sheep but if it was then the newest arrival must surely be known as Al Capone. Although this might be thought of as the final post script in this year's Lifestyle project, rams being what they are, then we might possibly have another entry to look forward to in the spring.