Manx Wildlife Trust’s What a Hoot! workshop with Martin Newman at Braddan Church provided an opportunity for people to ‘wise up’ on owls. The presentation formed part of the charity’s outreach programme, strengthened after it received a Celton Manx Recognition award.
Manx Wildlife Trust’s chief executive officer Tim Graham said: ‘The contribution from Celton Manx has helped the Manx Wildlife Trust reach over 3600 people across more than 50 events for families and groups. This includes 27 local groups, nine dedicated summer family events, and 15 public events – such as lizard safaris, rock pooling, pond dipping and bug hunting. It’s the support of organisations like Celton Manx that allows Manx Wildlife Trust’s work to reach such a large number of people. It really helps people to discover and understand our wildlife while getting active outdoors – and that’s how they value and protect it. This support makes it all possible.’
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘A wild-life rich natural world contributes enormously to a nation’s health and wellbeing. Manx Wildlife Trust’s conservation and education programmes are helping to connect people to nature in innovative ways and bring about positive change by restoring landscapes and shaping the island’s unique natural environment for future generations. Celton Manx is therefore pleased to be supporting the Trust’s work with a Recognition award.’
Recognition is the corporate social responsibility programme of Celton Manx that aims to give heightened visibility to local charities and not-for-profit organisations, in particular those with limited resources for promoting and developing their services.
In 2017 Celton Manx made 27 Recognition awards.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery, extreme right, with Martin Newman, Manx Wildlife Trust’s Dawn Dickens and ‘Pepsi’ the owl