Wildlife Heroes celebrated

Wildlife Heroes January 2020

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust held its third Wildlife Hero awards ceremony to celebrate people who are helping wildlife across the county.

31 people came together at the Trust’s headquarters, Lower Smite Farm, to collect their awards on Thursday 30th January.  From community gardeners to social media influencers, each had received a nomination for doing great things for wildlife in their local areas.

Sadie Carr Simons, organiser of the event, explained “It was an absolute delight to meet so many people who are doing important things for wildlife where they live.

“These are the people who really are making a difference for wildlife – from the nine year old who inspires classmates and other young people or the farmer who allows the local school to visit his wildflower meadows to champions of green initiatives in their area or groups of people determined to help wildlife in their community.  

“This is the third awards ceremony that we’ve held and, with the backdrop of significant declines in our wildlife, it’s so heartening to see that so many people care enough to take positive action to help.”

 

These are the people who really are making a difference for wildlife

The Trust launched the Wildlife Heroes initiative in 2018 to celebrate their 50th birthday.  The awards highlight and celebrate individuals, groups, schools, communities and businesses that are helping wildlife in their local area.

The Wildlife Heroes were presented with a certificate and specially commissioned pin badge by the Director of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Colin Raven.

More than 95 people have now received a Wildlife Heroes award and nominations are open for the 2021 awards.

Sadie added “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken time to nominate their Wildlife Heroes as well as a huge thank you to the Heroes themselves.

“We’d encourage everyone who reads this to think about who’s doing great things for wildlife in their area.  Nominations remain open and we’d love to hear about more Wildlife Heroes.”

Our Heroes are an inspiration to us all – they go out of their way to help wildlife right across the county but, most importantly of all, they’re doing their bit in their own communities, helping to spread ideas for everyone to get involved in caring for our planet.