Ken Radford - WHS Berners House 1966 to 1973 : co-founder of "People and Gardens"

The caring and charismatic founder of People and Gardens, which helps people with learning difficulties and mental health issues, was surrounded by family, friends and members of the group when he received the honour from Colonel Edward Bolitho, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, at the Eden Project.

In a moving acceptance speech, Ken paid tribute to his incredibly dedicated staff and his wife Lorraine who, he said, pulled everything together and without whom there would not be a team.

People and Gardens is based at the Eden Project’s Watering Lane Nursery and Ken described Eden as “an incredibly passionate and compassionate organisation which epitomises what social responsibility is all about.” He added that the greatest privilege he gets in life is that people give him their trust, especially the disadvantaged. He then invited all the guests present to sing Happy Birthday to Lorraine as she was celebrating her birthday on the same day.

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