Exmouth wildlife volunteer honoured

PUBLISHED: 15:26 08 November 2010

A WILDLIFE volunteer from Exmouth is one of eight honoured at the Devon Wildlife Trust's Annual General Meeting.

A WILDLIFE volunteer from Exmouth is one of eight honoured at the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Annual General Meeting.

Graham Curtis a strong supporter of Exmouth Local Group for at least 20 years, joined Dan Best from Torbryan, David Fitter from Dolton, Paul Madgett from Braunton, Libby Ross from Whimple, Peter Smith from Exeter, Terry Ackland from Kingsteignton and Sandy Backus from Lustleigh.

Graham is the primary organiser of the Group’s very successful plant sale, which raises several hundred pounds every year. He has himself grown hundreds of plants for the sale.

The awards were set up to celebrate local people who give their time to help wildlife.

The event was held at The Watermark, Ivybridge. Appropriately, this was national Make a Difference Day an annual celebration which is held each year and aims to promote the idea of volunteering to more people.

Dawn Lenn, DWT’s Volunteers Officer said: “These volunteers have been singled out as shining examples of people that give their time freely and cheerfully to help with conservation work throughout the county. They give time regularly to help DWT in many ways from helping with DWT’s website, fundraising, Local Groups, nature reserves and Wildlife Watch groups for children. The volunteers selected this year are just a handful of the hundreds of volunteers without whom the charity would not achieve so much as we do for Devon’s wildlife.”

For more information about volunteering and how to get involved, visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org

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