Award for volunteer Derek

Laura White
Laura White

Derek Collins, from Princetown, a volunteer with Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) has become the winner of the National Parks UK volunteer awards.

Derek, who has been a member since 2004 has been recognised for the amazing work that he has done in the Dartmoor National Park over the past years.

Phil Hutt a director of the DPA said: “This recognition is richly deserved, Derek’s dedication, enthusiasm and leadership has made a massive contribution to the DPA and its mission of helping to protect and conserve Dartmoor.

“The amount of work which Derek carries out would be impressive for a person of any age. It is even more so considering that in August this year Derek celebrated his 80th birthday by promoting the DPA at its stand at the Lustleigh Show.”

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