Caleodonia Clubhouse wins environmental award

The Caledonia Clubhouse Outdoor Wellbeing group has earned The Explorer Level of John Muir Award. Pictured with members is Margaret Thom, senior project worker, and far right, community ranger Gordon Harper and Steve Cole of Scottish Waterways Trust.
The Caledonia Clubhouse Outdoor Wellbeing group has earned The Explorer Level of John Muir Award. Pictured with members is Margaret Thom, senior project worker, and far right, community ranger Gordon Harper and Steve Cole of Scottish Waterways Trust.

Members of the Caledonia Clubhouse have been recognised for their commitment to protecting the environment.

The mental health support organisation’s outdoor well-being group, based in Falkirk’s Etna Road, was last week presented with the Explorer level of The John Muir Award.

The group, led by project worker Margaret Thom, has been working with wildlife ranger Gordon Harper and Steve Cole of the Scottish Waterways Trust.

The John Muir Award is part of an environmental scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.

The award is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust. Four challenges are at the heart of each John Muir Award; discover, explore, conserve and share.

Caledonia Clubhouse is open to residents of the Falkirk district, aged 18 and over, who have a primary diagnosis of severe and enduring mental ill health.

It aims to provide a mutually supportive community of people whose lives have been affected by long-term mental illness, making them effectively extended families.