Volunteers honoured for work in Wirral Country Park

John Futhey, Cathy Oldfield, Jean Doyle, Abila Pointing MBE DL and Steven Crook at the presentation

John Futhey, Cathy Oldfield, Jean Doyle, Abila Pointing MBE DL and Steven Crook at the presentation

First published in News
Last updated

A GROUP of volunteers have received a national award for their contribution to conservation projects and other environmental work in Wirral Country Park.

John Futhey, Jean Doyle, Steven Crook, Stuart Boyd and Amber Goodwin were presented with the John Muir Award during a ceremony at the park by Merseyside's High Sheriff, Mrs Abila Pointing.

The award encourages people to enjoy the outdoors, get to know more about nature and wild places and do something to look after these places.

It is run and coordinated by the John Muir Trust, a charity set up in 1983 to make sure that wild places are valued by all sectors of society and wild land is protected throughout the United Kingdom.

Cllr Chris Meaden, Wirral cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, said: "Our volunteers usually go for the ‘Conserver’ Award and earning this is a real achievement as only 1% of award participants in the UK earn this accolade.

"They should be really proud of themselves as I am proud of them and the commitment they have shown to supporting and improving Wirral’s parks."

The five winners this year follow in the footsteps of the eight volunteers and staff who gained the award in October 2013, and the park staff hope to see many more benefit from the award in the coming years.

The scheme is open to anyone including families, young people and children. For more details, visit www.jmt.org

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree