Angus MacDonald Visit to Jupiter Green Gym
Thursday, 03 November 2011 15:45
MSP’s Angus MacDonald joined volunteers from leading environmental charity BTCV Scotland.
On Tuesday 25 October 2011, Angus MacDonald, MSP for Falkirk East met with volunteers from BTCV Scotlands’s Jupiter Green Gym.
BTCV operates across the UK and supports more than 500,000 people to improve their environments and their lives.
BTCV’s Green Gym is a free health programme whereby volunteers can improve their health, stamina and mental health at the same time as improving the environment.
Jupiter Green Gym, is run in partnership with Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), we meet every Tuesday between 10 am and 1 pm at SWT's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Wood Street, Grangemouth.
The MSP joined volunteers at SWT's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Center and met with the Green Gym volunteers and received a tour of the site.
Bryan Deakin, BTCV Green Gym Volunteer Officer, said: “I am continually amazed and touched by the generosity of our volunteers who get involved in the project, whom give their time, energy and skills to creating green spaces for wildlife and people in this area.”
“It was great to see Angus MacDonald joining in with our volunteers and experiencing first hand what our Green Gym is all about. And showing a keen interest in our work, gives myself and the volunteers a confidence boost.”
Angus MacDonald MSP for Falkirk East says:"I was delighted to visit the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre and the Jupiter Green Gym in Grangemouth earlier this week. It was heartening to see the commitment from all the volunteers, who ensure the grounds are well maintained in this unique facility. This oasis in the centre of an industrial area is a wee gem that must be protected at all cost.
Many thanks to Bryan Deakin and Nancy MacIntyre for the warm welcome and tour of the centre. It was great to meet all the volunteers as well and to see how much they enjoy what the centre can offer them.
This was my first ever visit to the Jupiter Wildlife Centre, however I look forward to many more in the future."