Muriel Gray is new patron for Trees for Life
We're delighted to announce that following her planting of the half millionth tree in our project in June, Muriel Gray has accepted our invitation to become a Patron of Trees for Life.
Muriel lives in Glasgow and has been a well-known public figure in Scotland (and throughout the UK) since the 1980s, when she was the presenter for television programmes such as The Tube and The Media Show. Subsequently, she established her own television production company, which is now the largest in Scotland, and has developed a writing career, both as a newspaper columnist and as an author of fiction - several of her books have been bestsellers.
A great lover of the outdoors, Muriel has also written a book about climbing the 'Munros' (as the mountains over 3,000 feet high in Scotland are known), and is a self-confessed 'tree fanatic'. As such, she responded very enthusiastically to our invitation to plant the half millionth tree for us, and her presence made the day into both a media success and a great celebration.
With her effusive, outgoing personality, high media profile and love of nature in Scotland, Muriel makes an excellent Patron for Trees for Life. The establishment of the role of Patron, and Muriel's acceptance of it, are important steps forward in our initiative to promote Trees for Life more widely. We see this as crucial to gaining more support for our work, particularly in helping to increase our membership and the levels of donations which we receive.
Alan Watson Featherstone
- Half millionth tree planting & dinner with Muriel Gray
- Muriel Gray plants half millionth tree in Caledonian Forest restoration project - Press Release
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Published: June 2005
Last updated: 25 August 2010