Last month we were delighted to introduce Jennifer, the winner of our ‘I love my charity job’ competition. Now we find out more about her charity, RSPB Leighton Moss.
RSPB Leighton Moss. Photo: David Mower
The competition, which ran over the Christmas period, asked participants to share their charity job stories. The prize was a holiday plus a £250 donation to the winner’s charity!
Although we had tons of fantastic entries, Jennifer Lane really stood out to the judges. Her passion for her charity, RSPB Leighton Moss, was unmistakeable.
Jennifer told us: “The RSPB just happens to be full of some of the most dedicated, passionate and insane people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Coming to work each day is an absolute treat, as we all care deeply about the cause we are striving for.
Photo: Mike Malpass
“I have experienced things I never thought I would have the chance to do: up to my knees in reed-mud, I have found baby barn owls, seen the night sky at its clearest and followed brimstone butterflies across limestone crags.
“Every day is an enriching experience where I have learned to connect more with the wider world: be it with animals, people or myself.”
RSPB Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in north-west England, home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. The stunning nature reserve is also home to deer and plenty of beautiful butterflies!
CharityJob donation to RSPB Leighton Moss
We asked Annabel Rushton, Visitor Experience Manager at Leighton Moss, how it felt to receive the donation: “Thank you to CharityJob for giving Jenn the opportunity to show off her writing talent and for your generous donation. It’s lovely to see her benefiting from the volunteering internship as she gave so much to us during her six months here. The donation received on behalf of the reserve is hugely appreciated and will go towards our important conservation work in giving nature a home.”