Jess Evans, recipient of the Rotary Club of Kew Gardens Vocational Award 2010.
Emma Fox, Principle of the School of Horticulture, said of Jess:-
Throughout the three years of her course, Jess has been the driving force behind many of the student run activities which have seen the continuation of sporting and social events such as the 'Round the Gardens Race' as well as the return of the 'Kew to Wisley Relay'. As well as this, Jess has always been very committed to supporting the various schools and families activities - she was a regular volunteer with the Children's Gardening Club at Kew as well as the very successful Midnight Ramblers project and many other community and family gardening events. As well her obvious passion for horticulture Jess is also very interested in nature and wildlife and she is regularly involved in fungal forays, badger watching and the recording and identification of moth and Lepidoptera species in the garden. For all of her community minded support we would like to thank her, and nominate her for the Rotary Club of Kew Gardens Prize.
Jess also received "The Worshipful Company of Gardeners' Prize" and the "Students Union Prize".
more Sue distributed 57 bags to local schools (Queen's, Darell & Riverside) and 9 to Crossroads Care.
more Sue delivered 12 Christmas food bags on behalf of the club to families at local schools and 8 to families with special needs at Crossroads Care. All of the children are on free school meals!
more Demand for foodbanks is predicted to go up by 50% in 2022 and families in our community are having to make the impossible decision to choose between staying warm or buying food. You can help these families today.
more We are delighted to be able to supply food for Richmond Food Bank. The demand for food parcels continues.
more This year we distributed Usborne Dictionaries to 6 of the Kew Primary schools. Here, Peter King, left, and George Goddard meet year 5's at Kew Riverside Primary School.
more 8th February 2017. Lively Jazz from Paul Williams and Friends! Delicious Dinner kindly donated by the Maid of Honour!
more Here are children from Kew Green Preparatory School. Kew Village Market generously finance the purchase of the Dictionaries.
more A cheque for £500 to Kew Neighbourhood Association.
more Anton, David and Seni were among those members on duty on the Stall near Kew Gardens station on Sunday, 7th August 2016.
more On Friday 24th June, the five Rotary Clubs in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames came together to run a Technology Tournament for local schools.
more Thanks to all concerned for an excellent evening.
more Members enjoy a tour of The House of Commons.
more Look out for Santa in driving around the Roads of Kew!
more Induction of RIBI President, Peter King.
more Sunday, 2nd March 2014. We were delighted that the Kew Sunday Market organizers again gave us a donation towards the cost of the Dictionaries for Schools.
more Stroke Awareness at the National Archives.
more A selection of hand made Christmas wreaths are on sale to raise money in support of Rotary charities. They can also be purchased at the "Kew Sparkle evening" on 6th December.
more Rotary Chicken photos.
more Photo gallery
more The jokes!
more RIBI President
more Kids Out
more Charter Aniversary
more Wine and Chestnuts
more Workhouse Fun
more Able's picture
more Shelter Boxes
more Community Vocational
more Umhlanger School Computer
more Music ans Art in Romania.
more August 2009. The club undertake the job of re-painting Effi's shop front.
more Polio campaign
more The Stoop.
more Photo Gallery
more We were downstairs at Sammy's Bar in Teddington.
more 14th August 2010
more Twickenham's annual quiz night is always a popular event. On this occasion we were delighted to present a cheque jointly with the Rotary Club of Twickenham for £1000 to The Mulberry Centre which gives information and support to cancer sufferers.
more The Courses are run by GO KIDS GO. Our task is to find a venue for a course and do much of the administration and promotion. We are indebted to Enjoy Work at Chiswick Park who very kindly agreed to host the last course.
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