The winners of the Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual ceremony in February 2020. The awards were announced by David Wynne-Finch the High Sheriff of Clwyd, in addition to the nominees and their organisations’ representatives, also present at the event were the Mayor of Wrexham (Councillor Rob Walsh) who read a message form Marjorie’s family, Lesley Griffiths (Welsh Government Minister), Sarah Atherton MP for Wrexham and Avow trustees.
- Winners of the group awards were Wrexham Prostate Cancer Support Group, and
- Winner of the volunteer award was Anna Buckley of the of PISC (The Polish Integration Support Centre)
were amongst those presented with their certificates at a virtual event presided over by John Leece-Jones (AVOW Chair).
Highly Commended certificates were presented to:
- Maggie Lloyd of Cais,
- Keith Samuels of Wrexham and District Stroke Group,
- Delwyn Derek of Bellevue F.C.,
- Menna Davies of Capel-y-Croes and TCC,
- Councillor Andy Willams, and
- Overton-on-Dee Village residents.
In addition, John Gallanders (Chief Officer of Avow) was commended for his work in the community in connection with the Covid Pandemic.
Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards
The awards are designed to recognise and encourage the valuable work that volunteers undertake in their service to the local communities and for voluntary organisations operating in or based in Wrexham County Borough and which make a positive and significant difference to their local communities.
The Awards Scheme provides two awards – one for an individual volunteer and one for a group of volunteers with £500 for each category winner.
Further information about the awards can be obtained from Ken Rowlands to e.mail ken.rowlands @avow.org.