WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10: The National Trust is throwing its second happy hour in a drive to attract more young members.

Ultimate Unwind will take place this Friday at the trust’s headquaters -— Waterville, 2 Pomander Road,  and will feature New Era DJs.

Tickets are $20 and introductory memberships ae available for $10.

“Last year’s event was a huge success and brought over 50 new memberships to the Trust helping to strengthen our voice in protecting and preserving Bermuda’s built heritage and open spaces,” said the event’s coordinator, Deanne Hart. She added: “This year we’ve had the opportunity to work with a team of nine ACE interns who chose this Trust event as their Summer Community Project.”

Korrin Lightbourne and Naeema Fubler lead the team of ACE student interns in selecting entertainment, soliciting sponsors and arranging marketing with the goal of attracting 10 new memberships each to the Trust.

Seven of the interns will also have a presence at the event as volunteers.

Executive director, Jennifer Gray added: “The Trust is extremely appreciative of the ACE Group for its commitment to Bermuda through charitable efforts such as these.

“Their support inspires us to continue our good work and enables us to embrace our young people in the value of the preservation of built and natural heritage.” In addition to a membership drive, the event will serve as a fundraiser to supplement the recent $200,000 cut in funding from Government, create an awareness of Trust initiatives and properties with the community, and promote local talent.