Great success for Cranfield University Walks – we have won the “best event” award for the year 2011-2012 which I am told equals to being voted as the best students society or a club. This is the first time that a walking society at Cranfield University won this trophy.
Each student society or a club was also asked to nominate up to 2 individuals for an award. Cranfield University Walks nominated those from the local community who provided our walking society with most support or a very interesting experience. This is to acknowledge that Cranfield University does not exist in a vacuum; its local communities that surround it are vital to the students’ experience. After a period of voting on our Facebook group page and on our website, the winners were announced as:
Most welcoming local community award: Reverend Gill from Marston Moretaine – for the very warm welcome and an excellent guided tour of St Mary’s church
Most welcoming local business award: Angela and Gary Adderson, Lodge Farm North Crawley – for making our students feel at home on their farm; and all the amazing cakes and ice cream and teas/coffees. Plus for the trampoline in their garden!-)
It was great to see so many of our external nominees coming to the awards evening that finished with BBQ in CSA. Needless to say an award was deserved by all of those who have dedicated their time to spend it with our student members – whether taking us for an excellent guided walk or a ramble across the fields; helping us to organise our weekend trips away; or supporting us in many other, sometimes mysterious, ways! Great thank you then also goes to Glenda and Sue from CSA for all their kind help and useful advice; and to Margaret and Dawn from the Community Centre for their continuing love and support.