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 STOKE-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS, SOUTH CHESHIRE

Celebrating volunteers in the Peak District National Park



Peak District volunteers came together in a day to recognise the many ways they contribute to the work of the National Park.

 

Around 140 people took part in the Volunteers Day, held at Lady Manners School in Bakewell.

It included volunteers from teams working across the National Park Authority – from conservation to cultural heritage, engagement and trails rangers to junior rangers and the Moors for the Future Partnership.

 

Volunteers took part in practical workshops and learned more about National Park initiatives - including the Defra-funded Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme - and the fundraising work of the Peak District Foundation.

 

Certificates were presented to volunteers who have achieved more than 10, 15 and 20 years of service and for those completing over 300 hours of work over the last year.

 

Volunteering manager Dave Cramp said: “Volunteers work hard in so many ways and this was a great opportunity to bring everyone together and recognise what they bring to the National Park. It was a way to say thank you and to share some of the wider work of the Authority.”

 

Peak District National Park Authority CEO Phil Mulligan also took part in the day. He said:

“Volunteers play a crucial role in many aspects of our work, dedicating their time with great enthusiasm to help conserve and enhance the National Park we all love.

“It was good to personally meet so many of our volunteers and to show our appreciation for everything they do.”

 

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