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    The Telegraph reports on the Growth of BN Membership

    Did anybody catch Coran Elliott’s article regarding the growth of BN’s membership in The Telegraph this weekend? The article is just one of a growing number of positive pieces regarding naturism and the fact that public nudity is becoming increasingly more socially accepted and openly acknowledged. Indeed, the journalist’s approach to the story is itself indicative of the maturity with which the topic is being treated.

    The focus of the article concerns the growth in BN membership figures – the first time in the last 15 years that they have risen, and the BN’s Andrew Welch was proud to have been able to offer reasons as to why this is the case. As a society we naturists know the simple, genuine pleasures of being naked and thanks to a fantastic summer and a season of hugely successful events aimed at really raising awareness to the benefits of naturism, it seems our community is all the bigger and healthier for it. 

    It is hoped that the article will contribute to the growing acceptance of naturism in our society and that more and more people will continue to either come and give it a try or, at the very least, begin to think a little more open-mindedly about naturists and naturism. 

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    Robert and Pauline

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    Pauline saw it first and I read it later. It was a good article as it treated it the same way would have reported a rise in cycling. There was no titillation or silly comments. 

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    i saw it also, and like yourselves I found it quite encouraging. Good to get a mention in one of the more serious publications.

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    John_Wood

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    Is there an web link to the main article?

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    Hi All,

    in response to the question above yes there is a link to the article please click on the link below:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/13/uks-official-naturist-group-sees-boost-membership-first-time/

    I thought it was a very positive review and shows that the BN team are moving in the right direction congrats on all your efforts

    best regards

    Yogi and Boo Boo ( the two bears that love to be Bare!)

    Andrew and Kalah

     

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    MatTW

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    A sensible write-up for a change and mostly sensible comments underneath the article.  At least it's upwards and the more in the movement the better. Is this increase of 600 because of new members joining or a mix of that and something else? 600 new members in one year would be fab. Half way through my first year's membership, I decided I wanted to leave when my first subscription ended but it was automatically renewed and I carelessly didn't spot that it would be (all my fault). Membership isn't a huge financial burden so I wasn't that miffed but I wonder how many others have made the mistake I did, which would then be included in this number? I'm sure it's nowhere near 600 but the cynic in me of course thinks it's a sneaky way to increase the total membership figures - so very well played there! 😎 

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    Be interested to know why you didn't want to renew ?   My naturist life has been transformed by BN - the legal breakthroughs, the friends I have met, the naked sailing I have been able to do (and organise), all the news & updates on naturism worldwide that I get, all the advice, help & friendship from the BN travel team.     And all for less than one tank-full of petrol ...!

     

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