At the Annual General Meeting on Friday 9th February 2018, the Tony Jerram award was given to Patrick Sparrow, in recognition of his long record of voluntary service to the community of Badsey and Aldington. Until his retirement in 2016, he served as Honorary Treasurer of the Badsey Flower Show Committee for 40 years. This length of service to a parish organization has rarely been matched. Furthermore, he was prominent in the formation of the Aldington Residents’ Association, which has done much good work in promoting community spirit in that village; he served as its Chairman for about ten years.
Mrs Barbara Jerram presented Patrick with the award. It was noted that Patrick’s older brother, Terry Sparrow, had been the recipient of the award four years previously. The Sparrow brothers between them have given nigh on a hundred years’ of service to the village.