Lethytep Wildlife Haven
1269. Philip Hambly
1270. Faith Hambly
Philip and Faith Hambly have transformed 52 acres of their farmland in Cornwall into a unique haven for wildlife that is home to over 100 bird species and over 200 species of plants, and is accessible for members of the public to visit and engage in learning about conservation on dedicated open days in aid of local charities.
Encouraging charitable donations in lieu of admission, since opening Lethytep Wildlife Haven 10 years ago they have raised over £80,000 for Cornish charities.
In a personal letter to Philip and Faith, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how you have transformed your own farmland into a space that is showcasing sustainability and wildlife conservation for people to visit and enjoy.”
Philip and Faith said:
“We were both surprised and delighted to learn of this award. We feel very honoured to receive this accolade which acknowledges our conservation work at Lethytep, and the fundraising that accompanies it. How wonderful to be recognised for our efforts which afford us so much satisfaction and enjoyment.”