Bognor In Bloom winner Ella sees design brought to life

Winner Ella Jane McManus, nine, with two of the finalists Sophie Crouch (right), six, and Abi Pacey, 14 and the Mayor of Bognor Pat Dillon.ks16000659-1 SUS-160523-203911008
Winner Ella Jane McManus, nine, with two of the finalists Sophie Crouch (right), six, and Abi Pacey, 14 and the Mayor of Bognor Pat Dillon.ks16000659-1 SUS-160523-203911008
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The winners of this year’s Bognor Regis In Bloom Girlguiding competition gathered proudly at the Bognor Regis Mini Golf Club, where overall winner Ella Jane McManus (1st Pagham & Aldwick Brownies) saw the unveiling of her design planted in the flower bed.

This year saw over 130 entries from the rainbows, brownies, guides and rangers, each designing what they thought was fitting for the Queen’s 90th birthday in flowers.

The finalists are joined by the In Bloom Working Party at the mini golf course, where Ella's design has been planted ks16000659-3

The finalists are joined by the In Bloom Working Party at the mini golf course, where Ella's design has been planted ks16000659-3

After much deliberation by the In Bloom Working Party, a finalist from each group was chosen, these were: Sophie Crouch (1st Bognor Regis Rainbows), Abi Pacey (3rd Felpham Guides) and Chloe-Anne (Bognor South Rangers), who each received a certificate for their creativity and all their hard work.

Ella was chosen as the overall winner and was very excited to see her design come to life.

Division commissioner Janet Erkiert said: “It is so good for the girls to have the opportunity to take part in an event run by the town council and Bognor in Bloom.

“Girlguiding is given a challenge each year and this is always met with enthusiasm.

“Taking part makes the girls feel part of a community, gives them a greater awareness of plants and flowers and also goes towards various badges. Winning is the icing on the cake.”

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