If we were invited to her house well, we were definitely going to stay right to the end! It was an immense privilege to be invited to one of the three garden parties that are held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace this May. We were very humbled to be invited to such a prestigious event and one that we will not forget easily. We were nominated by the Lord- Lieutenant of Cumbria due to my work with Sandylands Methodist Church and the team of fabulous volunteers that gathered around a flood hit community.

Other awards & honours that took place last year also included;

March 2016 – Invitation to 10 Downing Street to a ‘Flood Heroes Reception’. Read more here.

July 2016 – One of several winners of #SpiritofCumbria award in Partnership with the CN Group and Sellafield. Read more here.

October 2016 – Sandylands Church is honoured with a special award from the High Sheriff of Cumbria for its contribution to flood recovery. Read more here