Award for community service presented to dynamic Armstrong duo
The 2019 Shipston Award for community service was presented to Bob and Cath Armstrong at the Annual Town Meeting in April.
Bob and Cath are well known in Shipston for good reason - they work tirelessly to support local events and charities. They were nominated for the award principally because of their long standing commitment to the Shipston Wool Fair which they are heavily involved in every year.
But as Mayor, Ian Cooper, pointed out, this is just one of their many community achievements, which also include setting up and running the popular Tour d’Ilmington cycling fund raiser, many Rotary events and their efforts to tackle Polio which saw them helping out on the ground in India, administering the much needed vaccine to children.
On receiving the award, Bob Armstrong said: “We are overwhelmed to receive this award but must stress that everything we do is as part of a big team effort. Putting on community events is an act of faith and we’d like to thank the people of Shipston who have given us such support. There is a real community spirit in Shipston and it is a joy and a privilege to live here.”