Cllr Miles Kenny, Shrewsbury mayor, presented the award to chairman Clive Knowles’s wife, Tracy Knowles, as Clive is still taking up residence at The Royal Shrewsbury hospital.
Clive was completely overwhelmed and humbled to receive the award and his family can’t thank the council enough for lifting his spirits at such a difficult time.
Ben Knowles, Clive’s son and Operations Manager at the tourist attraction in Oswestry said “We are continuing Clive’s good work whilst he is in hospital and continue, wherever possible to support both the towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry. Our thanks go out to Shrewsbury Town council for this prestigious award.”
Clive has worked tirelessly over the years to promote Shropshire and to support Shrewsbury as a town in any way he could. The British Ironwork centre has contributed to the Shrewsbury Flower show, Shrewsbury folk festival and West midlands shows by supplying sculptures and outdoor furniture and promotional. The Ironworks have also supplied the quarry with a cast iron horse sculpture for the First World War garden located in the Quarry in Shrewsbury.
The latest work to date is working alongside Severn Hospice, who’s headquarters are in Shrewsbury, in creating and supplying 3000 beautiful metal ‘forget me not’ flowers for their ‘forget me not appeal’. The flowers have been created to symbolise the life of someone special. Families can purchase one in memory of their loved one for £25 from www.severnhospice.org.uk
All of the money raised will go into supporting the hospice as the care and support they provide is free of charge. Once every flower is sold, a phenomenal £75,000 will have been raised for the charity. The Ironworks is proud to help raise these much needed funds for such a worthwhile and important cause.
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