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Lizard Friends of the Earth seek award nominations

By wbnoel  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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DO YOU know someone worthy of receiving an environmental award in the Helston-Lizard area? If so the Lizard peninsula Friends of the Earth would love to hear from you.

 Back in 2001 Porkellis resident John Mackay made a bequest to fund the award which is now presented annually by the group.

The John Mackay award goes to an individual or group which has shown deep commitment to working for the environment.

The group's Yvonne Lewer said the award celebrated work for the environment in the widest sense.

 It consisted of a perpetual trophy locally carved from Cornish oak, a certificate and a small gift.

 It recognised individuals, groups and businesses and has very wide-reaching criteria. Last year the trophy and prize went to the Praze-based Sustainable Trust for its wide-ranging work in protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment in west Cornwall through education and example.

 Previous winners were Helston Museum, farmers' market coordinator Joanne Schofield, former West Briton journalist Jenna Firth, Helston Community College Windy Webbers' wind turbine project, Tisha Browne for her work in encouraging civic pride, and Pauline and the late Brian Wills, who for many years ran the popular greengrocers in Meneage Street.

Anyone who would like to make a nomination for this year's John Mackay award, should email lizpenfoe@live.com or write to Yvonne Lewer at Ardgowan, Sithney, Helston TR13 0RN by February 2.

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