RSPB Nature Award for Greater Anglia's Dave Mullan

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Greater Anglia’s Dave Mullan has been recognised by the RSPB for his voluntary work at a Norfolk school, with the wildlife organisation presenting Dave with a 'Stepping Up for Nature’ Award, in recognition of his efforts to bring the work of the RSPB to local schoolchildren.

In addition to being a familiar face on Greater Anglia train services around Norfolk, where he works as a conductor. Dave also volunteers at a local school, where he helps to educate the children about nature and wildlife. Through his work at North Walsham Primary School, Dave has helped to set up a fields study centre at the school, complete with pond and nest boxes.

Dennis Harris Greater Anglia’s Conductor Manager said: “I’d like to congratulate Dave on his RSPB award. Not only is he an indispensable member of our conductor team, but Dave also devotes a great deal of his own time to assisting the RSPB with their education work. We are delighted that his voluntary work has been recognised.”

The RSPB launched the ‘Stepping Up for Nature’ awards to celebrate local communities and individuals in the eastern counties who have done something amazing for wildlife.

The RSPB’s Laura Harpham said: “Dave is incredibly modest. When I congratulated him on the award his first response was “Oh, I do it for the kids. I never expected to win any prizes for it”. It’s fantastic to work with inspiring, dedicated people like Dave and the ‘Stepping Up For Nature’ Awards are a brilliant way of recognising and applauding their work for conservation and the community.