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Best Practice Award for FoSAL!

Posted on: September 17th, 2011 by admin


Glass plaque

FOSAL members Paula Fodor & Seetha Shearer receive the LEF Award

FoSAL has won another award, this time from the Lancashire Environmental Fund! The Fund recently visited the Garden at St Annes Library as part of the judging for its LEF Best Practice Awards 2011, and selected the Friends’ group as one of the winners.

On 16 September, FoSAL members Paula Fodor and Seetha Shearer attended LEF’s Annual Event at the Brockholes Nature Reserve to receive the award, which includes a beautiful glass plaque and certificate, together with a small cash prize. The day’s programme also included a guided tour around this innovative new nature reserve and the viewing of the Fund’s film, ‘From Blank Canvas to Brockholes’, which charts the development of the site. Keynote speaker was Ben Osborne, wildlife photographer, who has worked on the BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Life in the Freezer’ series with David Attenborough.

The plaque and the certificate will be hung in the Library.

This is the second award FoSAL has won in just a few weeks. In August, the Garden won a Highly Recommended prize  in the New Fylde Housing garden competition.

Lancashire Environmental Fund is a partnership between SITA UK Ltd, Lancashire County Council, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and Community Futures. Formed as a non-profit company in 1998 the Fund has allocated over £15m to more than 500 environmental, community and waste management projects throughout the county to date.