Froglife volunteer Ash Jarvis has scooped a prestigious award for her hard work as a Wildlife Ambassador. Ash has volunteered over 500 hours of her time with the us, starting out on the project funded by Access to Nature two years ago. On Monday, she was recognised for her commitment and won Best Volunteer at the Peterborough Telegraph Green Awards.
“I really wasn’t expecting my name to be uttered when a representative of Prince Energy was announcing the winner of my category. I was so surprised and pleased when he did though!” said Ash. “It felt good to be rewarded for the work I’d been doing at Froglife and the award will be hung on the wall once I’ve moved into my new home. A really nice end to the year.”
The awards were hosted by Rachel Huxley from Peterborough Environment City Trust, and Ash’s Award was sponsored by Prince Energy.
Ash and her certificate
Ash with the team from Prince Energy and Rachel Huxley from PECT
“Ash is a great volunteer, she’s just so good at inspiring other people, ” added Sam Taylor from Froglife. “Nothing is too much trouble and she has got stuck in to so many weird and wonderful things, from dressing up as a frog to digging a pond, talking to children about snakes or getting covered in mud!”
Ash was among a host of winners at the awards including Cuckoos Hollow, a local green space where Froglife has helped to create a wildlife inspired mural and Railworld, who’s wildlife haven is a stunning secret spot right next to the river. There were also some fantastic finalists, including the Green Backyard where Ash and other volunteers created a pond.
All in all, the awards night was inspiring and highlighted the hard work going on all over the city to help local wildlife. Congratulations to Ash, the winners and finalists and everyone else involved.