Baldock Rotary Club presents prestigious award to Graham Tapp of Tapps Garden Centre in recognition of community work

PUBLISHED: 09:58 11 February 2017

Graham Tapp, centre, receiving his award from past Rotary Club of Baldock president Robert Cusworth, second right. Looking on are assistant governor John Hammond, right, president Michael Williams, second left, and Keith Hichisson of Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club, far left, who is a fellow independent garden centre owner.

Graham Tapp, centre, receiving his award from past Rotary Club of Baldock president Robert Cusworth, second right. Looking on are assistant governor John Hammond, right, president Michael Williams, second left, and Keith Hichisson of Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club, far left, who is a fellow independent garden centre owner.

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Baldock Rotary Club has bestowed a prestigious award on garden centre owner Graham Tapp in recognition of his community work.

Graham, who runs Tapps Garden Centre, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship – a Rotarian award usually given to their own – for establishing and running the Green Shoots project to teach horticultural skills to disadvantaged youngsters.

Presenting the award, immediate past president Robert Cusworth said: “Tapps Garden Centre is in competition with the established national chains, who have considerable resources at their disposal to hold a strong position in a highly competitive market.

“For Graham to have brought the Green Shoots project to fruition, with minimal outside financial and practical help, whilst running and developing his own business is a clear example of an exceptional contribution to the community.

“Baldock Rotary Club is delighted to be able to grant this recognition to Graham.”

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