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Wildlife Trust appoints familiar faces as Vice President at 49th AGM

Wednesday 24th October

Wildlife Trust appoints familiar faces as Vice President at 49th AGM

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which has almost 11,000 members in the county has elected John Holmes of BBC Radio Nottingham & East Midlands Today, and Mike Dilger, resident wildlife expert with BBC1’s The One Show as new Vice Presidents to help further the charity’s work.

The high profile pair were elected along with seniors representatives from local authorities and key Nottinghamshire Institutions, to act as Vice Presidents during our 49th AGM which was held at the Brackenhurst campus of Nottingham Trent University.

Around 140 members attended, making it our most successful AGM in recent years and members heard about our successes over the past 12 months as well as plans for the future, including efforts to engage more volunteers across the county and plans for our 50th Anniversary in 2013.

John Holmes has been chosen as a Vice President in recognition of his long-standing support as a member of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and his efforts to promote our work through his broadcasting, whilst Mike Dilger has been chosen as a Vice President due to his high profile role and the association with the county, having lived and worked in Nottingham during and after his studies at the University of Nottingham.

Speaking about the new appointments and the successful AGM, Wildlife Trust Chief Executive John Everitt said: "The Wildlife Trust is delighted to welcome John Holmes and Mike Dilger as Vice-Presidents and ambassadors for our work.  As we approach our 50 th anniversary the need to stand up for wildlife is more important than ever and it’s great to know we have such committed individuals and a growing membership behind us."

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