Nominations for new award sought by Manhood wildlife group

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THE Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group (MWHG) is seeking nominations for the Eileen Savill Award.

This is a new annual award for young people under 25 who are contributing towards the group’s efforts to conserve, celebrate and educate people about the landscape, wildlife and heritage of the Manhood Peninsula.

The award is open to individuals or groups who have shown enthusiasm and commitment towards practical conservation work or learning about the wildlife and/or heritage of the area or celebrating it through art, photography and writing. Those nominated do not have to live on the Manhood Peninsula but their activities must relate to it.

Examples of actions meriting nomination could include: setting up a wildlife garden, taking part in survey work, regular volunteering for an environmental or heritage group and keeping a nature diary or records of sightings.

Individuals, family groups, children/students at school, college or university, cubs, scouts, brownies, guides, members of other youth groups as well as members of conservation or history/heritage groups can be nominated.

The winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and a prize chosen to support the winner’s activities. The presentation will take place in September.

The award is named after Eileen Savill, who lived in Selsey for almost 50 years and devoted her life to encouraging young people by teaching for 23 years at Manhood School (now The Academy, Selsey).

Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.mwhg.org.uk or are available from Joe Savill on 01243 607104. Completed forms should be returned to Joe at 28 Vincent Road, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 9DQ. Deadline for entries is Monday, July 16.