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Olympic medal-winning rowers Helen Glover and Annie Vernon have backed the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's latest awareness raising campaign - My Wild Life - in order to alter the way people interpret, understand and value nature.

Helen Glover, Olympic gold medallist at London 2012, originally from Penzance in Cornwall near Fowey.

My Wild Life is an exciting new campaign championed by Sir David Attenborough aimed at creating a fundamental change in the way people view and value nature. Cornish people in their favourite places will tell a story of what nature means to them. My Wild Life has been created to increase awareness of our surroundings and highlight the simple fact that nature is good for us.

Helen Glover, who hails from Penzance, is the reigning Olympic, World Cup, and European champion in the women's coxless pairs, and said: "I feel incredibly fortunate to have been born and brought up in Cornwall".

Annie Vernon shared her sentiments and the medal-winning rower, who started rowing at Castle Dore Rowing Club in Golant, Cornwall when she was 17, is passionate about her home county, and is keen to show her support for the campaign.

Annie, who won silver in the Women's Quadruple Skulls at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has since become a successful writer and television presenter. She added: "We all know Cornwall is one of the most stunning parts of the British Isles but it's worth trying that bit harder to find somewhere off the beaten track".

For more information on My Wild Life visit Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Image: Thomaswwp under Creative Commons.

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