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Welcome Sammy!

- Our new Volunteer Coordinator for Somerset Hills

Katy Coate

Posted by Katy Coate on 28 March 2017

Welcome Sammy! An enormous welcome to new Volunteer Coordinator Sammy Fraser who is working across all three Somerset AONBs

Sammy is the new Volunteer Coordinator for the Quantock Hills, Mendip Hills and Blackdown Hills, all nationally protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She will be working with each AONB team to help people get involved in these special areas.

Sammy will coordinate the volunteers who regularly give up their time to conserve and enhance the areas they love through practical conservation tasks or at public events that inspire others to get involved. She will be helping to organise all the tasks and finding new opportunities and training for the volunteers so they can develop personally.

Sammy Fraser said:

“I was amazed to discover that the Volunteers in the Quantock Hills have done over 2,500 hours this year, volunteering is such a great thing for people to do and especially in such beautiful areas of Somerset. We know that providing opportunities for people to volunteer can improve their mental and physical health alongside improving wildlife habitats and making better access for visitors.”

This is a great example of the three AONBs in Somerset working together for the environment and for the community. Sammy will work two days a week in the Quantock and Mendip Hills and then one day a week in the Blackdown Hills.

To find out more about volunteering in Somerset’s AONBs contact Sammy Fraser at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit, www.quantockhills.com mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/volunteering or blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk/Volunteering


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