Carly at the Plunkett Awards

Carly is one of the heroes at The Swan. She has her own “Stay & Play”, she is a regular at our coffee mornings helping out, she is a core member of the Epic Thursdays team, and much more. We all thought she was doing such a cracking job that we put her forward for an Award from the Plunkett Foundation ... and she got into the last three in the category of “Young Person Award” sponsored by Abri. Wahhey! and extremely well deserved.

Carly and Micky in The Swan before going to London

The event was hosted by TV presenter and auctioneer, Charlie Ross, live on YouTube from St Martin in the Fields in London. The room was packed and there were over 400 watching online. In The Swan, a group of regulars and GRS staff were also watching.

We were so chuffed that Carly had got through to the last three. And equally as chuffed when she received a certificate in recognition of her efforts. Richly deserved and a testament to all her achievements and hard work at The Swan.

Carly reading the Awards Brochure before the start
Carly receiving the certificate runners-up
Carly with the certificate

Here is the video that was broadcast live on YouTube. Just click on the photo to play the video. It should start playing at Carly's section of the Awards Ceremony. Please note that some of the audio on the live feed is very quiet and you will need to turn your audio up quite a lot.

Before the Awards Ceremony at St Martin in the Fields, Carly and Micky took the opportunity of some sight seeing at Trafalgar Square.

Micky and Carly at Trafalgar Square in London.
Carly in front of Nelson's Column.
Carly ensuring the monuments in the fountain are held up.
Carly at the fountain, starting to think about the awards.

Have you seen the video that was used for the initial application. It was a collaboration between Micky, The School and The Friends. Basically it highlights just some of the things that she does within The Swan. Just click on the photo to play the video.

Here are some photos from the official photographer who was quite prolific during the event. If you are a Facebook member, you may have seen some of them already.

Carly with the presenter and another winner.
Carly being congratulated by the presenter.

The first Open Forum for The Bevy Coffee Morning for Family Friends