WWA receive Conservation Award from HRH Prince Edward


 The Westmorland Wildfowlers Association has won the prestigious National 'Green Thinking' Award in this year’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards, organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA). Secretary Andy Stott and Chairman Mark Shaw of the Westmorland Wildfowlers’ Association were presented with their award and £1000 prize by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at the SRA’s Annual General Meeting on July 8th 2015 in London. Stotty's 500 word entry and accompanying 3 minute video production came top out of almost 200 entries in the awards. The SRA's  'Green Thinking'award is given to the club, programme or initiative which displays outstanding concern for the environment through work which helps to protect the great outdoors.

Richard Ali, BASC’s Chief Executive, stated “I am delighted that the Sport and Recreation Alliance has recognised the important contribution that the Westmorland Wildfowlers Association makes to conservation. Everyday those who shoot protect our natural heritage through their sheer hard work and commitment. It truly is conservation in action.”

Duncan Thomas, BASC England’s North West officer, said: “We would like to congratulate Westmorland Wildfowlers’ Association for blazing a trail in teaching and inspiring many others within the fields of shooting, conservation and Young Shots. They are leading lights and should be rightly proud of their achievement.”