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Winners of the Marsh Award 2019
Wednesday 22 May 2019

The Arts Society's AGM at Friends House, London, started with the presentation of the Marsh Awards for volunteers. We were delighted that Yvonne Bridgeland, Chairman of the Arts Society Shrewsbury, was presented with the award for the best committee.

The citation read out by Trustee, Roger Duckworth, was for our volunteering work with Young Arts, Church Recording and Heritage Volunteering. Of particular mention was the sponsorship we obtained for the £2000 Golden Jubilee Young Arts Bursary (from Lowe & Fletcher, Awards Production Ltd, and Tanners Wines), and the Shrewsbury Bookfest Book Awards illustration competition for years 5 and 6 children in Shropshire with sponsorship for the 92-piece art boxes for each of the winners in 31 schools.

In addition, we were recognised for the impact we had on the local community with the above prizes, and the very important and worthwhile volunteering projects at Shropshire Archives, the Ironbridge Tile Museum, and the Church Recording and Church Trails of Discovery, and our sponsorship of Shropshire Youth Theatre (Pride and Prejudice) and Shropshire Youth Choir (Romany Wood). They were particularly impressed with the Mailchimp campaign to get our volunteering at the Archives from three to eighteen.