Central Somerset Awards (2012)

Swans of Wells: This summer, the city of Wells in Somerset is home to a giant flock of sixty magnificent swan sculptures, displayed in a stunning sculpture trail across Wells and the surrounding Somerset area to celebrate England’s smallest city and commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.


City of Wells Lions Club: “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.” — that is the mission of the Lions. The City of Wells Lions Club is responsible for the Annual Moat Race in Wells and other community activities.


Abigail Lockyer: Griffin Trampoline Club’s, Abigail Lockyer landed a bronze medal when she travelled to the British National Finals at Birmingham’s NIA recently. Crispin School pupil Lockyer, from Walton, was competing in the National C under-15 age group in a field of 50 competitors. We are proud to support upcoming sport stars.


Rotary Club of Shepton Mallet: Rotary’s main objective is service in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. The RC of Shepton Mallet is being recognized for their substantial fundraising efforts.


Jacqui Hill: In the space of a year Jacqui has had a lower leg amputation, a quadruple heart bypass and the new kidney and pancreas that has changed her life. Although she still has her health issues, Jacqui is determined to climb the Tor and give something back to those who helped her. Her goal is to help young people with diabetes.


Mike Gray: A member of staff who has served with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for more than 22 years retired on Friday August 31st. Mike Gray joined what was then known as the Somerset Ambulance Service on January 8th 1990, having originally started his working life as a mechanic. He has also been a retained fire fighter based at Wells – leaving in 1997 after 21 years.


Phoebe Turner, who attends Crispin School, is a member of the Team GBR gymnastics squad, and one of the top five gymnasts in her age group in the UK. She is the current International Magical Classic gymnast champion. In addition to that, her squad was recently invited to North Greenwich Arena, the venue for the Olympic Gymnastics, where she participated in a podium training session, and she also attended the 2012 Sainsbury’s School Games at the Olympic Park, where she won a gold medal.