Radio Ceredigion Green Award at Cardigan Bay!

Local Hero Green Award winners 2015

We are very proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever Local Hero Awards organised by Radio Ceredigion. We sponsored the Green Award as it fits totally with our ethos of sustainability and wanting the very best for people and all creatures on this beautiful planet that we share.

The award ceremony took place at Aberystwyth Royal Pier on Thursday 24 September and was presented by Helen Enser Morgan and Gareth Morris from Radio Ceredigion with special guest stars providing entertainment throughout the evening.

It was a glitzy celebration of people and organisations making a real difference in Ceredigion. Everyone dressed for the occasion.

A blustery evening as Celtic Sustainables Director Dr Glyn Hyett, Sharon and Andrew arrive at the Royal Pier Aberystwyth.
A blustery evening as Celtic Sustainables Director Dr Glyn Hyett, Sharon and Andrew arrive at the Royal Pier Aberystwyth.

So without further ado, drum roll please, …. The winner of the Green Award went to Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre based in New Quay.

Glyn presenting the Local Hero Green Award to Sarah and Steve from the Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre in New Quay.
Glyn presenting the Local Hero Green Award to Sarah and Steve from the Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre in New Quay along with Radio Ceredigion presenters Gareth Morris and Helen Enser Morgan.

The Wildlife Trust Living Seas Science Officer Sarah Perry said, “We are so proud to be the winners of the Radio Ceredigion, Local Hero’s ‘Green’ Award. This means a great deal to the Wildlife Trust team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre. It’s inspiring that listeners of Radio Ceredigion recognise and value the hard work and efforts of our important marine conservation work and research in and around Cardigan Bay”.

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is located in the heart of New Quay, overlooking the beautiful beach and harbour. Here visitors can learn about local marine wildlife, join a Dolphin Boat Survey Trip, find out about our vital research, or have a go at our new virtual reality underwater ‘Sea Quest’ experience.

Sarah continued to say, “The Wildlife Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful people that have supported our Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre over the years. As a Trust we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aims in helping to conserve our local marine environment without the assistance of our amazing volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours of their time. We look forward to the future and to continuing our work throughout Cardigan Bay and beyond”!

From left to right: Sarah Perry, Steve Hartley (Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre) with Radio Ceredigion presenter Helen Enser Morgan.
From left to right: Sarah Perry, Steve Hartley (Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre) with Radio Ceredigion presenter Helen Enser Morgan.

Steve Hartley, owner of Dolphin Survey Boat Trips founded the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre originally in 1996 says “I am privileged to have been involved with the Centre from its humble beginnings; it makes me very proud to see the progress the Centre has made over the years raising awareness of the wonderful wildlife we have in Cardigan Bay through research and education. I am also proud of the many opportunities the centre has be able to give to students and young people over the years in helping them gain valuable experience for their futures”.

All in all it was a lovely evening.

We were wined and dined.

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We were entertained by Welsh singers John Adams and Karis Thomas during a couple of interludes between presentations.

Singer songwriter John Adams at the Local Hero Awards.
Singer songwriter John Adams at the Local Hero Awards.
The Voice finalist Karis Thomas
The Voice finalist Karis Thomas

Best of all we met some amazing people doing inspiring work in our community.

At table number 10, Green Award winners, Celtic Sustainables staff and special guests. Siting (left to right): Sarah, Gina, Cllr Keith Evans and Eirlys Evans. Standing (left to right): Morag, Sharon, Andrew, James, Glyn and Steve.
At table number 10, Green Award winners, Celtic Sustainables staff and special guests.
Sitting (left to right): Sarah, Gina, Cllr Keith Evans and Eirlys Evans.
Standing (left to right): Morag, Sharon, Andrew, James, Glyn and Steve.

And had a lot of fun!

James Southon (Radio Ceredigion) with Dr Glyn Hyett (Celtic Sustainables).
James Southon (Radio Ceredigion) with Dr Glyn Hyett (Celtic Sustainables).

For more photos and a full list of winners visit Radio Ceredigion Local Award 2015.

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