A walk on the wild side

'Community Champions' had a weekend in the Peak District to thank them for their work promoting the national parks among people from ethnic minorities

Campaign for National Parks
Campaign for National Parks

More than 50 volunteers from ethnic minority backgrounds enjoyed a walk through the Peak District National Park as part of a weekend event to thank them for their work.

The volunteers, known as ‘Community Champions’, promote National Parks in ethnic minority communities as part of the Mosaic project - a partnership between the charity the Campaign for National Parks, the Youth Hostels Association and 10 National Park Authorities in England.

The volunteers also took part in conservation work, bird watching and gardening in the grounds of Ilam YHA.

Peak District National Park Authority chair Narendra Bajaria, CBE, welcomed the volunteers on Friday 22 October, telling them: "Now, more than ever, it is important for National Parks to reach out to surrounding communities and foster effective close links between urban and rural communities."

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