Sally Swift recieved the "Outstanding Contribution to T&C" Award at the
2015 Awards ceremony at Oxford Town Hall on Wednesday 16th September
Sally Swift was for many years a very effective supporter of Reading in Bloom, became a Regional Judge in 2005, and took up the very demanding role of Regional Coordinator in 2009, quickly making it her own.
She played a major role in supporting the transition of Thames and Chilterns in Bloom from what was basically the judges panel, to the properly constituted community based organisation it is today. She also participated in the early discussions which led to the recent formation of the RHS Britain in Bloom Federation.
Always cheerful and helpful, she finally stood down as coordinator in 2014, since when her role has been covered by several members of the Management Committee.
She is a worthy recipient of the 2015 Regional Award for her Outstanding Contribution to Thames & Chilterns in Bloom.
On receiving the awards she said:
"Thank you for the invitation to the Thames and Chilterns Awards and to the Committee for considering me for the Outstanding Achievement Award.
I really enjoyed my years with T&C in Bloom and miss all the people involved across the region.
However it is lovely to get my summers back and just go to the towns and villages as a visitor, planting has been splendid this year."
She went on to wish good luck to all the participants both regionally and locally.