It was an absolute delight to be able to show Anglia in Bloom judges the wonderful work done by so many wonderful people and groups in Sudbury, as our volunteers toured the town with them on Friday.
Anglia in Bloom judging is based on Horticulture, Community and Environment, so as well as showing them some of the many floral displays and flower beds around the town, we had the privilege of introducing them to some of the fantastic projects we work with. Big thanks go to:
*Chris Boatright and all at the Kernos Centre, a charity in Friars Street providing counselling and support for people with emotional and psychological difficulties, and whose garden we help look after
*Rob Brooks and all at the Eden Rose Coppice, a charity running a woodland sanctuary near Quay Lane for people living with cancer or terminal illness
*Haidee Stephens and all at ActivLives who look after the planting in Belle Vue Park through their weekly Grow Your Community sessions
*June Povey of the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership which helps look after Sudbury Railway Station
for giving up their time to talk to the judges.
Also thanks to Sudbury mayor Ellen Murphy and all at the town hall for their hospitality on the day, and to town manager Rachel Price, the community wardens, the town council, Babergh district council and Flowers Groundcare for all their work year-round to improve the appearance of the town for the benefit of all, to all the local businesses who sponsor our work, and to all the residents and businesses who do their bit to brighten up the local environment. We will also give ourselves a pat on the back for all the hard work our volunteers put in throughout the year!
Awards day is 7th September, and whatever the result we think Sudbury has much to be proud of!
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