Growing up on the fringes of the Lake District fostered my love of the great outdoors, and I have spent countless happy hours exploring the local mountains, woodlands and coastline. I’m now trying to encourage our little boy, Forrest, to have the same enthusiasm. Our border collie, Elvis, is already on board! I’m also passionate about making sure that our world is a good place for Forrest and other little people to live in the future.
On family walks, my husband and I became increasingly aware of the problems associated with waste on our local beaches, and realised we couldn’t tackle it alone. This drove us to set up Beach Clean Cumbria, and we now run regular events around our coastline. We have been bowled over by the overwhelming support from local helpers.
I’m proud to have become a Regional Rep for SAS, and look forward to doing more to help our coastline and its wildlife.