In praise of Anne Flower.

I write this to give overdue and public recognition to a member of Kibworth village, who has made a significant contribution to the well-being of our local community over many years, indeed decades!

Highly qualified.

A Masters and multiple Graduate in Music and Education, our subject is also a Leicester Diocese Licensed Reader, supporting the church services of Kibworth, Smeeton Westerby and Saddington.

Volunteering at The Well.

During 2015/16, under her role as Chairperson, the development of The Well, the community outreach centre in Kibworth, led to a major extension to the cafe and facilities, where she also served. She was actively involved, along with many other volunteers, in many fund-raising events to support this significant project, especially using her expertise where there was a musical element involved.

Involvement in the Foodbank.

The Foodbank in Kibworth, based at the Co-op store, was established by her in 2013/14 with active ‘hands-on’ involvement, supporting local people in need. Since its commencement, she has personally collected the food contributions from the generous people of Kibworth, prior to the essential distribution to the needy, in which she has also been involved.

Caring for Kibworth residents over decades.

The above is, by no means, a comprehensive description of the many ways this lady has supported the welfare of Kibworth residents over decades.

As the headline of your November issue of the Kibworth Chronicle states, ‘Community Spirit’ is always behind her actions and, conducted with a great sense-of-humour, the person described here is Anne Flower of Palmerstone Close, Kibworth. May she be justly recognised by many more for her hard work and dedication, having supported the well-being of people in Kibworth and district.

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