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Blaenavon Community Museum volunteers win award

Simon Stephens, 05.10.2016
Marsh Volunteer Awards recognise work all over the UK
Volunteers at Blaenavon Community Museum in Wales have scooped the top award in the 2016 Marsh Volunteer Awards, which were announced this week.

The awards, which are in their seventh year, are run jointly by the Marsh Christian Trust and London’s British Museum. They recognise volunteers across the UK who work directly with museum visitors in any capacity. This could involve leading a school group, staffing an information desk, helping with family activities, or running a guided tour.

The winners receive £500 each, donated by the Marsh Christian Trust. As the national winners, Blaenafon Heritage Group Volunteers at Blaenavon Community Museum get an extra £2,000.

Winners:

UK Winner
Blaenafon Heritage Group Volunteers, Blaenavon Community Museum, Blaenavon

Scotland
Louise Donnelly, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

North East
Marilyn Weerasinghe, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

North West
Richard Croasdale, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Yorkshire
The Preservative Party, Leeds City Museum, Leeds

East Midlands
Betty Stevens, Maya Stigner, Bill Fowler, Malcolm Foster, Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

West Midlands
Malcolm Nixon, Museum of Royal Worcester, Worcester

Wales
Blaenafon Heritage Group Volunteers, Blaenavon Community Museum

East England
The Portals to the World Volunteer Team, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

South West
Rachel Gollin, Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, Bristol

South East
Mick Oakey, Chiddingstone Castle, Kent

London
The Feeling at Home Volunteers, Geffrye Museum

Northern Ireland
The Craft in Mind Volunteers, National Museums North Ireland, Co. Down

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