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The Ward Family

2022 - Today
The Ward family were recognised for their collective services to the Journal in particular.
L-r: Richard, Alexandra, Wiena and Sparkle accepting their Kew Guild Medal in 2022.

Richard joined the Guild as a Kew student, 1961-63, the Committee in 1971 and became Journal Editor in 1976, continuing as Advisory Editor until 2021. Alexandra, Richard and Wiena's eldest daughter, was Editor from 2007 until 2014, and her younger sister Sparkle from 2014 until 2021. They created a product of an excellent standard which was enjoyed by so many.

The Trustees awarded the Kew Guild medal to the family in 2022 to recognise this important contribution. The family also played a big part in the organisation of the Annual Dinner and Richard was the main organiser between 1978 and 2010, as well as being Master of Ceremonies. This, along with the support of Wiena, Alexandra and Sparkle at the event helped to make many lovely evenings and memories for members. 

The Ward family embody the spirit and friendship of the Kew Guild, opening their home to so many Kewites over the years. 

The Trustees thank them all for their hard and dedicated work.