Brancaster Bursary appeal

In memory of Caroline Gundle, the Brancaster Bursary Fund helps provide financial support to enable more children to experience the great outdoors at Brancaster Activity Centre in Norfolk.

Children kayaking at Brancaster Activity Centre, Norfolk
Girl kayaking

Help make a difference to a child's life

The Centre runs educational courses full of activities and life experience for 7 - 11 year olds, teaching them about the coast, wildlife and the environment. Unfortunately, not all families can afford the full cost of the trip. This bursary enables those children the chance to join in.

Three children on a coastal safari

We believe children deserve the chance to experience the outdoors

We feel that exposure to physical activity in the real world is an integral part of growing up and that everyone should have the same opportunity to share that with their peers.

Our bursary is in memory of Caroline Gundle...

One of Caroline’s main loves was visiting National Trust Properties.  She was an inspired gardener and really enjoyed the well tended, peaceful and beautiful Trust houses and gardens.  When she died the family contacted The National Trust to see if donations after her funeral could be put to good use somehow - preferably with children in mind, her own boys being of primary school age.

A quote from Simon, Caroline's brother:

"To me she was a dear big sister and the picture of smiling faces in the red sailed dinghy could have been lifted from our own family album, in an echo of the idyllic childhood we enjoyed in rural Leicestershire.

Caroline was wife, sister, daughter, mother, nurse and friend and she excelled in all these roles, always finding the time to appreciate and find the good in everyone. Helping children less fortunate than her own would have come naturally to Caroline, and so Brancaster Activity Centre would surely have been dear to her heart.

Giving is a way to remember our dear Caroline as well as helping support a great cause."

" Without the support and kindness of people such as yourself and others involved in this Bursary Fund these children, from families who are suffering financial hardship, would not have had the opportunity to experience these activities with their classmates. "
- Head Teacher, Houghton on the Hill School

Donate to Brancaster Bursary appeal

Please select an amount

Kayaking at Brancaster Activity Centre, Norfolk
£147.50 would provide a 25% bursary for two children to stay at Brancaster Activity Centre for a whole week.
£78 would provide a 25% bursary for two children to stay at Brancaster Activity Centre for half a week.
£25 can help make a difference to a child's life.
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now and help a child experience the outdoors