The Princess Royal arrives at Winthrop Park to present us with The Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Carol welcomed The Princess Royal to Winthrop Park, whilst Dinnington Junior Brass Band played music in the park as the Princess viewed the gardens. Her Royal Highness enjoyed meeting our volunteers in the Park, a coffee in the Tea Room, before presenting The Queens Award in the conservatory.
THE QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Winthrop Park has won the highest UK merit award - This prestigious award is equivalent of being awarded an MBE to a charity or voluntary group and is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our growing numbers of volunteers and the proven positive impact we have achieved on the environment, well being, and the community. It is a privilege and honour that Her Majesty The Queen should recognise the work of a small charity in South Yorkshire as champions of excellence in the work we do.
ITV NEWS BROADCAST FROM WINTHROP PARK
An ITV News Team arrived at Winthrop Park to transmit a live broadcast feature about our gardens to thousands of viewers across the North of England. Chosen as one of the best five gardens in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire we hit the Calendar News program with presenter Jon Mitchell interviewing volunteers and visitors as he wondered around the park.
Presenter Jon Mitchell interviews Trustee David Bowser in the Park
NATIONWIDE AWARD WINNERS
Winthrop Park have won the prestigious UK Community Project Award for our outstanding support and service to the community. This Award, run by the Nationwide Building Society, was announced at the Tower of London in the UK’s Capital city and presented to trustees Carol and David Bowser by the BBC’s presenter Nicholas Owen. Winthrop Park was short listed from over 1,600 charities and projects from across the UK and Ireland, with 96 of the best invited to the ceremony in London.
Providing a haven of peace and tranquility in our sensory gardens can be a great form of relaxation, respite, and recuperation – catering for the well being of the body, mind, and soul.We have already seen that positive attitudes and better state of minds provided by visits to Winthrop Park and relaxing in nature is a great healer and up-lifting experience, enhancing the lives of those under stress or illness (like in the work place, undergoing cancer treatment, etc), suffering from depression or anxiety, head injuries, or with learning difficulties. We aim to support those directly effected as well as their carers and families.
As well as the gardens we provide facilities and friendly atmosphere, so the chances are you can find an isolated spot to be or mingle with volunteers and visitors that find Winthrop Park the perfect place to be.
Community Project of the Year
Silver – Rotherham in Bloom
Employee of the Year
Nature Save Trust Award
Community Achiever Award
Village Ventures Award
Athena International Award
Rotherham in Bloom
Peoples Place Award