Marsh Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013
Our Chairman, Loyd Grossman opened the awards by thanking the “army of volunteers” which include 1,400 full-time volunteers, as well as many more part-time helpers who help look after the 344 churches the Trust covers.
Lorraine Ryan of the Marsh Christian Trust, who sponsors the awards, joined Loyd Grossman for the awarding of the prizes.
The Winners are
North Region – Friends of Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Led by their Chairman John Bramham.
Over a seven year period, The Friends have brought Old Christ church back to the community and have over 30,000 visitors a year.
South East Region – Friends of St. Mary’s church, Bungay, Led by their Chairman Martin Evans.
This team have created a brilliant multi-purpose room inside St Mary’s church to help serve and entertain the community.
West Region – Rowena Tullock, West Region, a Conservation Intern.
Rowena has worked tirelessly for over a year on several major projects, including sites in Inglesham and Clapton.
National Impact Volunteer - Janet Townsend-Stojic
Janet took a six month sabbatical from her job to help support the CCT develop its volunteer and project planning infrastructure.
Young Volunteer of the Year – Gemma Eddleston, Lincolnshire.
A major part in the completion of the Archway tourism Project, Gemma helped organise two large skills events and ran another event in South Somercotes – all whilst working on a research project on the First World War.
The Awards were presented shortly after a humorous and captivating talk on ‘The joy of church repair’ by Ptolemy Dean.
We are very grateful to The Marsh Christian Trust for sponsoring these awards.
*Article by Sanya Burgess, Photograph by Harriet Armstrong