Posted: Sat 6th Mar 2021

Winners of the Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards 2020 celebrated at virtual ceremony for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Volunteers from across Wrexham have been celebrated at this year’s Marjorie Dykins OBE Memorial Awards 2020.

Wrexham Prostate Cancer Support Group and volunteer 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).

The awards are in memory of Marjorie Dykins OBE a founder member and Secretary of the
Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (Avow) and were established in consultation with Marjorie’s family.

The Awards Scheme provides two awards – one for an individual volunteer and one for a group of volunteers with £500 for each category winner.

David Wynne-Finch the High Sheriff of Clwyd announced the winners and presented the awards at the virtual ceremony.

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.

Highly Commended certificates were presented to Maggie Lloyd of Cais, Keith Samuels of Wrexham and District Stroke Group, Derek Delwyn 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.

Further information regarding the Awards Scheme can be obtained from Ken Rowlands Tel No 01978 312556 or e.mail ken.rowlands

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