Friday 20 April 2012

Aviva Awards 19/04/12

Last year a group of volunteers from Giles Insurance Company helped us plant up the Herbs and Dragonflies borders and this year they kindly nominated us for the Aviva Awards. The award ceremony was held yesterday at a very glitzy venue, Arise, in Leeds and was attended by voluntary groups from all over the UK. There were over 300 nominees in the 5 categories for prizes and we had been entered in the 'enhancing the local environment' category. A brochure and short video had been produced showing all nominees. Each category had 5 shortlisted finalists and ours included a group who attend medical emergencies in their area, and another who had taken over a community farm when council funding was withdrawn - a hard act to follow! Following a fabulous lunch and speeches from an Aviva director and Steve Backley (a retired Olympic javelin thrower) the presentations were made. We were one of the 3 runners up who was presented with a plaque and a cheque for a £1,000 - well done us!!
Angela couldn't resist getting her picture taken with the athlete and here she is flirting shamelessly with him!

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