Avow have announced the winner of the Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards 2019.
The winners of the Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards 2019 were announced at the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) at their Christmas reception at Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University.
The certificates were presented, on behalf of AVOW, by the Mayor of Wrexham (Councillor Rob Walsh) and the High Sheriff of Clwyd, Stephanie Catherall. The winner of the individual award was Christopher Jones of Blood Bikes Wrexham for his long-term dedication and commitment to supporting the aims of the organisation.
The winner of the group award was the Wrexham Citizens Advice Volunteers for their continued advice and guidance to individuals in need in the local community. Certificates and cheques for £500 were awarded to the winners for their respective organisations. The runners-up were presented with highly-commended certificates.
The awards commemorate the memory of Marjorie Dykins OBE, founder member and secretary of AVOW. AVOW established the scheme following consultation with Marjorie’s family who generously donated £5,000 towards the awards.
John Gallanders, Chief Officer of AVOW: “We wish to thank the family of Marjorie Dykins OBE, to enable us to recognise the good work of individuals and organisations across Wrexham County Borough who provide invaluable support to the local community”.