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The Prince of Wales Award offers community initiated projects the chance to win a prize of £1,000 along with the prestige that the endorsement brings.

The award is intended for projects that are run by the people, for the people with the option for the whole community to become involved.

A panel of judges made up of representatives from The Duchy of Cornwall and The Royal Bath & West of England Society has the difficult task of compiling a shortlist before visiting each of the finalists.

The project which is deemed to play the strongest part in its local community, and that has clear long-term viability, is named winner at the opening ceremony of the Royal Bath & West Show.

The winners of the Prince of Wales Award 2018 are Stogumber Cricket Club.

The Club has undertaken a project to expand and update the current cricket pavilion to meet the needs of the local community – ensuring that the club is fully accessible, able to meet equality standards and fully inclusive.

Founded in 1875, Stogumber Cricket Club boasts one of the best-appointed grounds in the West Country.  All are welcome to play for the club, regardless of age or gender, making it a truly inclusive organisation that plays a key role in a remote, rural community.

The Club has been presented with the Award on the basis that it is ‘An inclusive rural sports club which is also providing facilities and support for the local community.’

A Special Recognition award was presented to Hampshire Youth Project, ‘For their vital work supporting young people with a physical or learning disability, or special educational need to develop the skills required to lead a confident and independent life.’

The projects received their awards at the opening ceremony of the Royal Bath & West Show on Wednesday 30 May.