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MVP- QAVS badges
The QAVS has been awarded to MVP in recognition of the range and volume of volunteering that our activities have encouraged. Some of those who have contributed significantly to the voluntary work of MVP were today (2nd November) awarded badges and certificates in recognition of this. Contribution to the work of MVP includes:
Alison Richardson (Fun Day Treasurer, Original Committee Member)
Andy Lavery (Website Design and Support)
Andy Wilkin (Fun Day Bar Music Organiser, Graphics Design for Website)
Anne Cherrington (Sports Weekend Organiser, Bag2School Organiser)
Barry Richer (Fun Day Logistics Team)
Belinda Hopkins (Original Committee Member, Continued Support)
Bill Baker (Fun Day Set-up)
Bryan Vowell (Heartstart Tutor)
Carl Whistler (Treasurer)
Catherine Greatrex (Lunch Club Team)
Chris Morsley (Quartermaster, Fun Day Logistics Manager)
Cindy Kimber (Lunch Club Organiser)
David Wallace (Fun Day Set-up)
Denise Cregan (Lunch Club Team)
Gilly Strobeck (Fun Day PA)
Graham Jones (Fun Day PA)
Harvey Crocker (Hay Bales for Fun Day)
Janet Collins (Lunch Club Team)
Jean Macnaughtan (Lunch Club Team)
John Hannawin (Website Creation, Hosting and Support)
Laura Pearce (Lunch Club Team)
Lisa Sykes (Support and Liaison with Deveres)
Mark Hillyer (Former Committee Member, Spring Clean Organiser)
Mary Davidson (Lunch Club Team)
Mike Dennett (Fun Day Set-up)
Mike Rogers (Website Creation and Maintenance)
Oliver James (Website Maintenance, Fun Day Set-up)
Olivia Arthur (Santa’s Grotto Organiser, May Ball Organiser)
Pat Wingfield (Fun Day Set-up)
Paul Mortimer (Fun Day PA Organiser)
Phil Barker (Fun Day Set-up)
Richard Cairns (Fun Day Arena Organiser)
Richard Fletcher (Design of New Logo & Associated Artwork)
Sarah Morland (Original Committee Member, Continued Support)
Shona Laurie (Lunch Club Team)
Stephanie Smith (Sports Weekend Organiser)
Stuart Stanley(Fun Day Electrics)
Sue Pearce (Lunch Club Team)
Tracy Audsley (Scarecrow Trail Organiser, Lunch Club Team)
Vic Hayter (Fun Day Set-up)
Wendy May (Lunch Club Team)
Lisa Sykes receiving her MVP - QAVS badge and certificate
The list shows what these people were nominated for; many of them do other voluntary things as well, for MVP and elsewhere; some are no longer doing this work but contributed significantly in the earlier years of MVP. There is a wide range of things that people can do to sustain the events and activities MVP has established. If you can give a small amount of time, please contact me. Further badges will be awarded at the MVP AGM - join with us in keeping this village a good place to live.
Fun Day Beneficiaries
As part of the Scarecrow Trail Presentations in the evening of 2nd November, cheques were presented to this year's Fun Day beneficiaries:
To the newly formed 1st Ufton Scout Group for tents
To the Alfred Palmer Memorial Playing Field Trustees for necessary tree surgery to make the field safe.
MVP has invested in more tents and gazebos with the remainder of the Fun Day surplus to make next year even better! See you there!
Scarecrow Trail Results
The Community Centre was packed yesterday evening (2nd November) to hear the results of the most successful Scarecrow Trail ever. Thousands of people had enjoyed all 28 scarecrows; the votes cast gave the following result:
|Adults' Favourite Scarecrow||Children's Favourite Scarecrow||Funniest Scarecrow|
|2nd||R2-D2 & C-3PO||R2-D2 & C-3PO||Santa Claus helps ET|
|3rd||Johnny 5 Alive||Enchanted Forest||R2-D2 & C-3PO|
Prizes (2 sponsored by Spratleys and 1 by Dad's Shop) were to be awarded to 1st place only. In view of the tie for 1st place for Children's Favourite Scarecrow, MVP has provided an extra prize. In addition, as R2-D2 & C-3PO was a very close runner-up in all three categories, it is awarded a consolation prize of a Mortimer calendar!
The Trail competition was won by Beryl Lucas.
You can find out what Darth Vader saw here
One of the winning scarecrow builders receiving his prize from Dad's Shop
Many thanks to all the scarecrow builders, Dad's Shop, Spratley's and Parkers for sponsoring the prizes, Dave Kilshaw and Gael Nichols for printing the maps, Budgens and Dad's Shop for selling the maps, Mortimer Library for collecting the maps, Pictures Everywhere www.pictureseverywhere.com for taking the photographs. And to everyone who walked or cycled the trail making Mortimer the liveliest village in Berkshire all week.
A gallery of all the scarecrows is now available here.
Please click the link to complete Mortimer Music LIVE's annual survey to help us capture feedback on previous and plan for future events
No personal information will be stored and the results will be provided in November
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