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Bluebell Award 2023 – the winner!

The inaugural Bluebell Award, instigated by Regional President Kay Linnell,  was presented on 22 October at the SIGBI Southern Area’s AGM lunch at Folkington Manor, Folkington, East Sussex. All Southern Region SI clubs were invited to submit a project for the Regional PAC award.

There was stiff competition as 8 clubs entered a variety of projects. Projects had to be service not fundraising and involve lots of club members. It was also hoped that the project might attract new members to the club.

Each project gave a 5 minute presentation to the judging panel. It was a great opportunity for clubs to see what is happening in the region and share ideas. Watch our presentation here.

We are delighted that our project ‘Making our City Safer’ was selected as the winner! The prize of £1000 will go towards continuing aspects of the project. Liz Batten team leader said: “We were delighted that the judges noted how our project demonstrated good partnership working – with lead partners Safer and Supportive Salisbury as well as with Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, Pubwatch, Salisbury BID, Salisbury Street Pastors and FearFree. It has been wonderful to have so many sections of our community working with us to make a difference to women in our community.”