Eco-fighter in line for top award

A CAMPAIGN to safeguard a community woodland for schools and local organisations has won an “eco-fighter” a nomination for a national award.

A CAMPAIGN to safeguard a community woodland for schools and local organisations has won an “eco-fighter” a nomination for a national award.

Zoe Bridges, 37, has been touted as a possible winner of a nationwide search to find Britain's Fighters after her work in attempting to safeguard an area of woodland on the fringes of Sudbury.

Described as a true eco-fighter, Ms Bridges was compelled into action after seeing woodland in and around the market town slowly disappear to make way for development.

Ms Bridges, who has begun saving money in an attempt to purchase her own woodland, said: “With all the woodland being bought up and developed, I want to preserve a little piece of it for children to learn about Britain's flora and fauna.


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“I remember all the good times I had when I was younger building tree houses, tracking wildlife and picking mushrooms. I'm determined to fight back against development and preserve our land, so future generations can enjoy our beautiful countryside for years to come.”

Ms Bridges, who lives in Preston St Mary, near Lavenham, started saving money for a woodland after spotting an advertisement for an area of land in Ballingdon Hill, Sudbury.

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And while she admits she is some way off the �20,000 needed to purchase such land, Ms Bridges, a civil servant at Stansted Airport, said her dreams of one day buying a community woodland and offering it to local people and schools were still very much alive.

The competition, run by Beechams, aims to find and recognise the UK's most inspirational everyday person who is fighting to achieve their goals against the odds.

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