Trust takes silver in new look TGO Awards

Recognition for sixth year in a row in 'Campaigner of the Year' category

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The Trust has been awarded silver in the revamped TGO Magazine's The Great Outdoors Awards. Nearly 10,000 readers, the length and breadth of the UK, voted the Trust into one of the top places for the sixth year running.

This year’s gold winner in the 'Campaigner of the Year' category was Chris Packham while the bronze went to charity Friends of the Lake District. The Trust was recognised for taking on the land management at Glenridding Common in the Lake District, its UK wide John Muir Award programme that supports tens of thousands of people each year to take part in conservation activities, as well as its work to champion the protection of wild places.

One of the people who voted for us commented: "Consistent and dedicated, the Trust put their money where their mouth is. Truly committed to securing the sustainable protection of our lands."

Mel Nicoll, campaigns officer for the Trust said: “The category was stacked with campaigns or campaigners we admire. It’s tremendous to win through and be awarded a silver. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us.”

Isaac Johnston, the Trust's Glenridding Common ranger, said: "It’s been a fantastic first year at Glenridding Common since we took on the land management. We’re working hard to build partnerships that will be good for local people and the land. It is lovely to get a little nod that we are taking the right approach."

The full results for this year’s The Great Outdoors Awards are in the January 2019 edition of TGO Magazine on sale now.