Elmbridge Volunteer Awards 2018

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Congratulations to Sean Gerrard-Davies for winning an Elmbridge Borough Council Long Service Volunteer Award.

Sean is literally the  heart and soul of our Rydens Road Allotment Site and someone who can be relied upon to help others.  He took up his own allotment eleven years ago and from the start got involved clearing land to create new plots.  He then took up the role as Volunteer Site Manager and facilitated many improvements to the site as well as welcoming new tenants, helping and advising existing tenants.

The residents of a local care home love to see Sean’s smiling face as he regularly delivers dahlias and fresh vegetables and he regularly invites the residents and carers to events held at Rydens Road allotments.

Sean organises several events during the year which contribute to the fantastic community spirit on the allotment site.  Ten years ago Sean started an annual summer barbecue, fundraising for local hospice, Sam Beare.  These have been hugely successful and this year £460 was raised.