Sherborne in Bloom
Following the Town Council’s decision that it did not want to be involved in the organisation of Sherborne in Bloom in future, a few of us got together to investigate whether we could run the project on a voluntary basis. The Town Council offered to continue to support the project on the condition that we set up a properly constituted organisation with its own bank account and management.
The active team now consists of Louise Burks of Castle Gardens, Dru Gurzynski, Gillian Gunner, Sally Westlotorn, Jane Smith, Mary Brodie, Lars Dakin and Paul Arthur. We all have our special skills and roles but generally we all muck in together to get the project working 🙂
We agreed that we would seek support from organisations and residents of the town, whom we would designate as ‘Friends’ of the project. Friends could volunteer to help with gardening, admin, fundraising and, indeed, financial donations. As the project progressed, we would co-opt Friends into the working group to fulfil appropriate roles, as and when required.
Prominent people who are our’Friends’ include Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP and Canon Eric Woods and his wife, Sandra.