A resident from Forest Row has been shortlisted for a gardening award. Cynthia Hudson, 85 years old, who lives at Anchor’s Oakwood Park in Hartfield Road, was nominated by Penny Blanchard, Estate Manager, for her hard work in the communal gardens.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Cynthia Hudson, who has lived at Oakwood Park for seven years, is thrilled to be shortlisted for the Green Fingered Customer Award. She said: “I am honoured to be nominated. Kay has also worked with me in the garden and we hope the residents who have supported us with fundraising will enjoy the patio in the future.”

Penny Blanchard, who appreciates Cynthia’s work in the gardens, said: “Cynthia has created a beautiful garden area. In her role as Gardening Club Chairwoman, Cynthia has raised money by organising tea parties and helped me to receive Legacy Funding for a water feature on the patio.”

A customer panel have come together to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in January 2017.

For more information on Oakwood Park please call 0800 731 2020 or visit Oakwood Park's webpage.

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