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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Windermere woman lands Lakes role

A LAKE District woman has won the chance to work for her favourite charity.

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Anna Wrigglesworth, 24, from Windermere has a place on the Vodafone World of Difference UK programme. The mobile phone giant will pay Anna to work for two months at Lake District charity Nurture Lakeland submitted

Anna Wrigglesworth from Windermere has been selected for the Vodafone World of Difference UK programme.

She will spend two months working for Nurture Lakeland, with her salary and expenses funded by the Vodafone Foundation.

Nurture Lakeland works to encourage the conservation and sustainability of the Lake District and Cumbria.

The 24-one year-old is one of 500 winners across the UK and will begin her new role this month.

The recent graduate said: “I was shocked and excited to find out I had been chosen to work with Nurture Lakeland and being part of the amazing work that they are doing on the ‘Fresh air is free’ campaign aiming to reduce car usage and emissions in the Lake District National Park.”

Sue Savege, director of Nurture Lakeland said: “I’m delighted that Anna has been successful in winning this award.

“To be selected from 15,000 entrants is a fantastic achievement although not a surprise to those of us who have worked with her.

“Anna has given up a lot of her spare time volunteering with us and we are relieved that the judges have recognised the same commitment and enthusiasm that we have seen in her time with Nurture Lakeland.

“We want to ensure that Anna gets the most out of this fantastic opportunity.

“We support nearly 40 conservation projects across the Lake District and are involved in a range of consultancy work based around sustainable tourism.

“We want Anna to get involved in promotion at local events, fundraising, research, design – the list is a long one!

“I think that Anna’s enthusiasm and commitment will stand her in good stead for the challenges ahead.

“It’s certainly a great opportunity for Anna to gain some valuable experience in conservation and consultancy at a time when opportunities are scarce.”

This is the second year that the Vodafone Foundation has delivered a UK World of Difference programme.

The programme is open to anyone over 18 in the UK who has the passion, drive and commitment to donate themselves to a charity.

For more information go to vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference.

You can also join the World of Difference Facebook fan page facebook.com/worldofdifference or follow the campaign on Twitter at twitter.com/WOD_UK

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