Welcome to Lucy!

June sees us see au revoir to Volunteer Development Officer, Anna Claxton, who is off on maternity leave from Friday 21st June, planning to return in March 2020. This is very exciting and we are delighted to welcome Lucy Shea to look after all things volunteering in the region in the meantime! Over to Lucy…


“Quick hello from me to introduce myself!  I am absolutely thrilled to join the team and very much look forward to meeting you all at events this year.  


My career has been spent working in the third sector. Prior to the Woodland Trust, I was living in New Zealand for eighteen months working in two part time roles at Cromwell Community Centre and Volunteering Central. Before then and back in the UK, I was at Diabetes UK for thirteen years working as the South East Volunteer Development Manager.

My passions outside of work are walking the dog and exploring the great outdoors with my family, as well as conservation and the environment. In New Zealand we spent a lot of time volunteering with native planting and restoration projects in the Central Otago Lakes District – the landscapes really are breathtakingly beautiful!

It gives me great pleasure to combine my skills and personal interests in this role at The Woodland Trust. While here, I’m looking forward to getting to know you all, improving my natural history knowledge and visiting the wonderful woodland sites in the region.”



We are sure that you will make Lucy very welcome. She is already proving to be a great asset to the team. Have fun!

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