On 22nd June the annual Blick Mead fundraiser dinner was held in the beautiful Amesbury Abbey grounds. A sumptous meal was provided to all those who attended followed by a joyful auction to raise funds for this years Blick Mead dig.
Some of the items on offer at the auction this year included:
A guided tour of Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath and Salisbury donated and conducted by Nick Jones of World Heritage Trails,
Lunch for two at the Ivy Club in London, donated by Richard Stephenson.
Bridge lessons with Andrew Robson in his club in London, donated by The Currie family.
And there was also, along with many other fabulous items, the opportunity to perform as an Auroch in the next performance of ‘White Gold’ which is set to take place sometime in the autumn. White Gold is a play written by Nettie Baskcomb Brown for the Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society earlier this year, it is based around Blick Mead and is well worth a watch. News of when this performance is due to take place will be posted here when it is announced.
The auction was a great success and a good time was had by all who attended. Blick Mead is mainly self funded and fundraisers such as this one are what makes the dig possible each year. This world important research could not go ahead without the support of all those who donate their time, money and resources year after year. The money raised not only goes to fund the dig but it also supports the work which goes on behind the scenes such as those all important radio carbon dates.
Our thanks goes to all who have donated. If you would like to make a donation to the dig details of how to do that will be on this website soon. You could fund the next important find in the Stonehenge landscape!