High Sheriff Presents Special Award to ‘Nantwich Food Festival Family’

The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Jeannie France-Hayhurst, presented a special award to the entire Nantwich Food Festival Family on 21st October at the culmination of a glittering evening at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Ana Martins, Volunteer Co-ordinator of Nantwich Food Festival receiving award from The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Jeannie France-Hayhurst (photograph: Nantwich Events Photography)

The award was presented to the whole of the Nantwich Food Festival team – the Nantwich Food Festival Family for their exceptional service to the community.

This closely guarded secret came as a huge surprise to the Festival Volunteers, Sponsors and invited guests, who had assembled to hear the results of voting for the Nantwich Food Awards, not knowing that many of those present would also receive an award for their volunteering.

Some of the Nantwich Food Festival volunteers with The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Jeannie France-Hayhurst (photograph: Nantwich Events Photography)

The High Sheriff said “The organisation of Nantwich Food Festival was meticulous and you all did an amazing job. It is my pleasure to present the entire team with a High Sheriff’s Award ‘In recognition of great and valuable service to the community’. Nantwich is all the richer for this wonderful weekend and for these great people.

Jeannie France-Hayhurst went on to say “The fact that all who organise and run the Festival are volunteers is incredibly impressive for such a professionally run event; they give their time so willingly for this festival that benefits the whole community including the local businesses”.

The award was accepted by Ana Martins, Volunteer Co-ordinator of Nantwich Food Festival, on behalf of the team.

Ana stated “I am immensely proud to represent the Nantwich Food Festival Family by receiving this award on their behalf. The Festival Directors and I are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of time and effort that members of our team give to the Festival, many of whom work tirelessly throughout the year on key organisational areas.

“We are already planning for the 2023 Nantwich Food Festival, which will take place on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd; anyone interested in joining our amazing team just needs to contact me via the Festival website”. https://www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk/volunteers/