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Trust volunteer wins £2,500 grant from Vodafone

Cornwall Wildlife Trust volunteer Amy Jones has been announced as a winner of a £2,500 grant from Vodafone. Through the ‘Vodafone Foundation World of Difference programme’, 500 people from across the UK are given the chance to work for a charity of their choice, and get paid by Vodafone for doing so.

Amy, who is currently studying Zoological Conservation at Cornwall College Newquay, will be working on the Trust’s Intertidal Discovery Project, based at their offices in Allet, Truro.

Trust volunteer Amy Jones

Trust volunteer Amy Jones, winner of a grant from Vodafone

Amy says, “I am very much looking forward to working on the Intertidal Discovery Project and
am hugely grateful to the Vodafone Foundation for giving me this opportunity. Volunteering for Cornwall Wildlife Trust is a great way of gaining new skills and keeping up-to-date with current issues in the conservation sector.”

Amy will be part of a team collecting important information on marine species and habitats from sites along the north coast. She will also be collecting ‘drop camera’ images from a survey boat and will use the results to produce a series of 3D interactive maps of the underwater landscape.

Additional funding for the camera work has been secured thanks to a collaboration between Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Falmouth Marine School. A grant of £5,000 has been awarded by the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition for the purchase of high-tech underwater camera equipment to enable Amy and the team to proceed with this exciting work.

Caz Waddell, Intertidal Discovery Project Officer, says “Vodafone funding is fantastic recognition for Amy, and we are really pleased that she has chosen to be involved with the Intertidal Discovery Project. We hope that the exciting new seabed maps the team will be producing can become a valuable resource for marine conservation in Cornwall.”

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 2:31 pm and is filed under News.

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