Founder member and ex Chairman of Lytham in Bloom Carol Wildon has been honoured with a High Sheriff of Lancashire Award 2019 presented at County Hall Preston.
Nominated for the award by current Chairman of Lytham in Bloom Susan Evans, Carol was chosen for her twenty years of outstanding service to Lytham in Bloom. As well as winning the ultimate accolade of Champion of Champions in 2013, Carol’s nomination was further strengthened by her work as a teacher at Lytham Hall Park School where after retiring, she also ran the gardening club.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire A.J.Attard OBE. DL had attended Lytham in Bloom’s Community Awards Presentation Evening in 2018 and was so impressed that he recommended all subsequent High Sheriffs include the event on their annual calendar.
The Lytham in Bloom Community Awards scheme involves all areas of the town from schools, residents, voluntary organisations, to businesses, local cafes and restaurants. Fifty awards are presented to all who are deemed to have put on a winning floral display from a multitude of categories. It is a wonderful celebration of Lytham residents and businesses embracing a pride in their town by contributing to its floral excellence.
Carol was also a member and one time President of the Inner Wheel Club of St Annes on Sea Benevolent Fund which provided help for charitable causes.
She was also a long time member of St Cuthbert’s Parish Church where, amongst other things, she helped organise the annual church float for Lytham Club Day. She always retained a strong sense of community.
The role of High Sheriff is the oldest and continuous secular dignitary under the Crown. The High Sheriff of Lancashire was first appointed in the year 1160. Since 1714 the Monarch has appointed the Sheriffs of the county Palatine.
The High Sheriff Awards are given to the people from the County of Lancashire that have shown outstanding commitment to the people of the County either from the voluntary sector or from local public services.