22nd March 2012 National Marine Aquarium Plymouth Tour

This meeting was held at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth Harbour,  with a chance to be taken on a tour of the Aquarium after breakfast.   Those who took the tour were delighted by the amazing variety of inhabitants of fish tanks, large and small, including, of course, the sharks!  

A presentation was also given about the work of  the charity, ShelterBox.   ShelterBox provide emergency support for people all round the world who are affected by natural disasters, such as the Japanese Tsunami last year.  The full kit including the tent  and cooking pots was set up in the National Marine Aquarium so guests could see what was provided.  ShelterBox is based in Cornwall, but has other holding bases around the world for equipment, so it can usually supply the first kits within 2 or 3 days of a disaster occurring.  A much needed and practical charity which deserves our support. 

A lively morning with much to see and think about!  Attendance was good, with several guests as well as a good members’ turn out. 

 

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