BT volunteer wins £700 for Glens Red Squirrel Group

Gerard  Mc Caughan, a BT Employee, who volunteers with the Glens Red Squirrel Group pictured with his manager Joe Friel exploring the recent technology being deployed.
Gerard Mc Caughan, a BT Employee, who volunteers with the Glens Red Squirrel Group pictured with his manager Joe Friel exploring the recent technology being deployed.

BT has awarded The Glens Red Squirrel Group a grant of £700 in recognition of the group’s commitment to protecting and maintaining the population of Glens’ Red Squirrels.

The grant has been awarded through the company’s employee recognition scheme “The BT People Awards” which recognises and rewards BT’s volunteers, who offer their time and skills to help people in their local communities, by providing grants to the organisations in which they are directly involved.

Gerard McCaughan, a BT employee, volunteers for the Glens Red Squirrel Group and he nominated them for a BT People Award.

A total of 451 applications were received by BT for this round of grants resulting in 84 applicants receiving awards totalling £50,980.

Glens Red Squirrel Group beat off national competition to win an award in the environmental Sustainable category.

This award recognizes groups who have made a strong impact on improving and protecting the environment and promoting sustainable environmental practices.

Gerard, a Ranger with the Group said: “We have some fantastic ideas of how we can use this money to give the maximum benefit to Red Squirrels in the Glens”

If you would like to find out more details about the local group then just log on to www.glensredsquirrelgroup.com or Facebook