ACTOR, comedian and writer Stephen Fry has adopted a piece of Cambridgeshire countryside as a present for his mother. The celebrity decided to give Marianne Eve Fry this very green Mother s Day present to help preserve the Great Fen. The message he wr
ACTOR, comedian and writer Stephen Fry has adopted a piece of Cambridgeshire countryside as a present for his mother.
The celebrity decided to give Marianne Eve Fry this very green Mother's Day present to help preserve the Great Fen.
The message he wrote on his mother's land adoption certificate and plaque said: "Dearest Mama, Your very own piece of wetland to romp in and enjoy. Much, much love from your doting son, Stephen."
Mr Fry adopted the hectare of land on-line through the interactive charity Healthy Planet, which gives at least 90 per cent of the adoption fee to conservation work.
By adopting the land Mr Fry is helping to preserve the Great Fen conservation area for generations to come.
The Great Fen is one of Britain's most ambitious conservation initiatives. It aims to restore more than 9,000 acres of fenland habitat by joining Woodwalton and Holme Fen Nature Reserves.
Mr Fry, who has been President of the Great Fen Project since 2006, said: "My mother will love the idea of a gift that supports a conservation project here in England. It's a mother's natural instinct to think of their children's future, so it's nice to say thank you in this way. This is quick and easy to do and will be fun to give her."
Once the land is adopted, a virtual plaque appears online on Google Maps or Google Earth, which is visible to web visitors.
INFORMATION: Prices start at £10 to adopt a hectare for a year. Larger plots and longer durations are available. To see Stephen Fry's personalised message and to choose your own hectare of the Great Fen Project, visit www.healthyplanet.org.