The High Sheriff of Shropshire

The High Sheriff of Shropshire

High Sheriff Badge

British Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event

My visit to the Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event didn’t start terribly well. Having left my wallet behind in the rush to leave the house they had to lend me £50 so that I had something to spend on some of the great things that were on sale. Debra Tritton, President of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire Red Cross was a very attentive host and I was given a great insight into the work that the Red Cross is doing in the county, especially helping the elderly of Shropshire remain independent. The weather was awful – wet and cold – but spirits were still high and Cound Hall, where the event was staged, thanks to the generosity of David and Nancy Waller, made for a fabulous setting. A large number of volunteers had done an enormous amount of work to put the event on and make it a success. I am learning that Shropshire really is a county where people are committed to giving something back and helping to improve the lot of others.