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Award success and outing in pink for top land sculpture

A special pink bra was put in place at the Northumberlandia feature to raise awareness of the Breast Cancer Care Charity.

A special pink bra was put in place at the Northumberlandia feature to raise awareness of the Breast Cancer Care Charity.

An attraction dubbed the Goddess of the North has scooped an awards double.

At the annual The Land Trust Awards to honour the sites that it runs, the charity’s judging panel chose Northumberlandia near Blagdon as the winner of the Most Improved Space category.

In addition, Dan Chapman has been named the organisation’s ranger of the year for his work at the land sculpture site and Weetslade in North Tyneside.

The panel included its estates manager team of Simon Pile, Ian Kendall and Sarah Palgrave-Neath.

Mr Kendall said: “This has been a huge year for Northumberlandia and we have seen a step change on the site with the opening of the new visitors’ centre, which has enabled us to provide the much-needed cafe and toilet facilities that visitors wanted.

“Dan consistently goes over and above, delivering more than we ever thought possible on the sites he manages.”

Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Cramlington recently held a pink picnic at the site to raise the profile of Breast Cancer Care. Literature and badges were sold for the charity.

As part of the event, Rotarians and friends spent about 90 minutes affixing a pink bra with 400 metres of material and they did it in time for an aerial fly past.

 

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