Iceland Managing Director Richard Walker has been announced as the new patron of Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
“I was thrilled to receive the invitation to become Patron of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, and absolutely delighted to accept it. It is clearly a great honour to be offered a position previously held by the late Duke of Westminster, who was a strong advocate and recognised the need to protect the rich abundance of wildlife that the county has to offer,” said Richard.
“I am passionate about protecting the natural world and naturally feel a particular attachment to the wonderful Cheshire countryside and wildlife on my own doorstep. My family and I spend as much time outdoors as we can, and we have seen for ourselves and fully appreciate the great work that the Trust is doing.
“I look forward to supporting the Trust in furthering its Mission and I hope to be able to contribute to their important work not just as a figurehead and ambassador, but by offering real practical help to advance their agenda. I very much look forward to getting to know and working with the whole of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust team.”
Charlotte Harris, Chief Executive of Cheshire Wildlife Trust said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Richard as our new Patron for the Trust. It’s really exciting to have somebody with a high profile who can help us achieve our objectives and is passionate about nature and the environment.”
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