AWARD FOR A HERO OF TOURISM
North Devon entrepreneur Trevor Stanbury has been awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award at the annual Devon Tourism Awards.
Trevor, who is a partner and founder of the Milky Way and a director of the North Devon Marketing Bureau, accepted the award at a ceremony at the High Bullen Hotel.
The awards celebrate the tourist industry throughout Devon and attracted entries from over 164 businesses across the region.
Trevor opened The Milky Way, the multi award winning adventure park, back in 1984.
A long-term supporter and campaigner for tourism in North Devon, he was the driving force behind the formation of the North Devon Marketing Bureau.
DEVON HEN RESCUERS WIN JUSTGIVING CHARITY AWARD
A Devon-based charity which has found homes for over 670,000 laying hens has been named the Justgiving Charity of the Year. The British Hen Welfare Trust, based in Rose Ash, was one of three shortlisted charities who received the most public nominations, and was crowned the overall winner at an awards ceremony in London. Jane Howorth, founder of the charity, was on hand to collect the award, which was presented by Lydia Bright, formerly of than me when our name was read out as winner of the Charity of the Year award. To be recognised by the UK’S biggest fundraising platform, and to have received so many nominations from the public, is awesome in the truest sense of the word.
“Of course, this is all in the name of hen welfare. To say we are re-homing 68,000 hens this year alone may sound monumental but, for me, it’s about the individual hens. That’s 68,000 lives saved, and those girls are going to raise so much awareness to improve life for all the hens left behind.”