Look Out for Our Route Masters This Autumn

6 Sep 2018

Following on from the success of our volunteer programme as part of our Snowdogs event, we have now recruited a band of brilliant volunteers for Snailspace. Known as Route Masters, to tie-in with the travel related idea of the Snailway, these volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and ensure that everyone visiting their snails enjoys their visit.

Georgia Ellick our People Services Advisor explained why these volunteers are vital to our campaign:

“Our volunteer Route Masters are generously donating their time this autumn to look after our gorgeous giant snails! From 15th September, keep an eye out for their snazzy orange fleeces every Thursday – Sunday across central Brighton. Representing Martlets, they will be helping visitors navigate the trail and learn more about the stories and artists behind these wonderful sculptures. You can also ask them to help you download our brilliant Snailway App, take a ‘snailfie’ with your favourite gastropod and hear more about the life changing Hospice care that Martlets provide to the local community. These amazing volunteers will truly make this year’s event extra special, so don’t be shy – come and say hi!”

The Route Masters have been sponsored by Snailspace sponsor, Brighton Palace Pier: Explaining why they wanted to get behind the volunteers Anne Ackord, CEO of The Brighton Pier Group said: “It’s a delight to help support the Route Masters’ volunteers again this year as they begin to get the snails up and running! The volunteers were fantastic last time and really helped the Pier’s visitors to make the most of their experience. The volunteers were also fantastic at helping to spread the word of Martlets Hospice and all the wonderful services they provide. We’ve loved being involved in the entire project and are looking forward to the Grand Opening Event in Horatio’s Bar next week. I’m sure we can all make Snailspace a success!”

One of our volunteers, David Packham explained why he wanted to be involved:

“The hospice is such an essential charity for our city, so the more interest you can generate in it the better and this project is a great way to do that. It is absolutely vital that we raise funds for it and the care it provides to local people.”

He continued: “I’ve not volunteered for the Martlets before but I’m really looking forward to doing this, especially getting out and about at weekends and helping people enjoy the city.”

Do look out for David and all of the other volunteers in their unmissable orange jackets this autumn and as Georgia says, ‘don’t be shy, please come and say hi’.

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