Business Award for Paul Saunders
The Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area recently awarded Paul Saunders with the Business Supporter of the Year awards at their recent annual general meeting.
The award was in recognition of the contribution to the success of the Tom Weir’s Loch Lomond Wonderland project and the Friends of OUR park scheme. The Tom Weir’s Loch Lomond Wonderland project saw the production of an innovative, eye-catching and colourful booklet and exhibition telling the story of the broadcaster’s life and featuring contributions 300 local primary schoolchildren, which was co-ordinated by Paul. He has also been a business supporter of the Friends for several years, making monthly contributions to the fundraising Friends of OUR park project, and assisted with other schemes including the Celebrating Park People and their Stories programme in 2013.
Paul said: “It is strange to be on the other side of the camera, but a great honour to be recognised in this way. The projects the Friends have involved me in have been a pleasure to be part of, and most recently the Tom Weir’s Loch Lomond Wonderland booklet has made an excellent contribution towards visitors to the area. The Friends are going to continue to work for people and nature in Scotland’s first National Park and it’s something I’m keen to be a part of to the greatest extent possible.