Moray environmental group wild about national award

Jennie Martin teaching tool handling techniques to Help for Heroes participants

A Moray environmental charity is in line for a major honour with its founder and executive director nominated in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards.

Jennie Martin has been named for an environmental prize in the awards that recognise the contributions of extraordinary people working in Scotland.

Jennie, an ethnobotanist by training, has worked with great passion and commitment over the past 12 years to develop the work of Wild things!. The environmental education charity provides unique and inspiring outdoor experiences for people of all ages regardless of emotional, physical or financial barriers.

Based at Findhorn, Wild Things! successfully delivers quality outdoor learning experiences that encourage a greater custodianship of the outdoors, as well as opportunities for life-changing personal development.

Over the years approximately 10,000 individuals have benefited from the programmes, opening their eyes to the wonders on their doorstep or to remote wilderness regions of Scotland.

Jennie told insideMoray: “It’s a great honour to be put forward for this prestigious award and one that I share with all my colleagues at Wild things!.

“It’s such a privilege to do the work we do, to see the changes in our clients and the benefits to the environment – all of which come about through our programmes. A very special thank you to the mystery person who put us forward for this award!”

Receiving a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award is now one of the country’s most sought-after tributes – made all the more important because the final winners are selected by the people of Scotland.

People can show their support for Wild Things! by visiting and placing your vote.

Voting closes on November 9.

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