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AVOW: Marjorie Dykins OBE Awards 2020

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Marjorie Dykins OBE Awards

The 2020 Marjorie Dykins OBE Volunteer Memorial Awards took place via a Zoom event this year. AVOW Chair John Leece-Jones presided over the ceremony.

The Mayor of Wrexham

Created in memory of Marjorie Dykins OBE, a founder member of AVOW, the scheme has two categories. One for an individual volunteer and oner for a group of volunteers with £500 for each category winner.

David Wynne-Finch, the High Sheriff of Clwyd, presented the awards. In addition to the nominees and their organisations’ representatives, the Mayor of Wrexham (Councillor Rob Walsh) was present at the event. Lesley Griffiths (Welsh Government Minister), Sarah Atherton MP for Wrexham and AVOW trustees also attended.

Worthy Winners

Anna Buckley of The Polish Integration Support Centre won the individual award. The Wrexham Prostate Cancer Support Group took first place in the group award.

Maggie Lloyd of Cais, Keith Samuels of Wrexham and District Stroke Group, Derek Delwyn of Bellevue FC, Menna Davies of Capel-y-Croes, TCC Councillor Andy Willams and Overton-on-Dee Village residents all collected highly-commended certificates. In addition, John Gallanders (AVOW Chief Officer) received a commendation for his work in connection with the Covid pandemic.

Ken Rowlands can provide further information regarding the Awards Scheme. Contact him on 01978 312 556 or ken.rowlands@avow.org.

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About AVOW

AVOW is the county voluntary council for Wrexham County Borough. It is presently part of a network of 19 similar organisations covering the whole of Wales. They and their national body, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, provide overall support and advice to voluntary and community groups.

AVOW consists of Community Development Department, NE Wales Wellbeing Team and The Volunteer Centre. Its constituents also include Business Support, The Play Team, Shopmobility and Little Sunflowers Childcare.

AVOW looks to take the lead in promoting promote citizenship, volunteering and social enterprise. They also bring together advice, information, financial and community development support services for charities and community groups.

AVOW Community Response Team

AVOW connects voluntary and community organisations and activities in Wrexham. Furthermore, it coordinates advice, information, financial and community development support services for charities and community groups. To that end, AVOW can easily signpost individuals to appropriate sources of support. Lastly, they also deliver high-quality services to carers, citizens with particular needs and those seeking employment.

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