Marsh Individual Awards for Volunteering with NADFAS

These Awards are run in association with The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and recognise volunteers from some of the organisation’s 365 local societies across the UK, who work to help conserve the decorative and fine arts in their local area.

This Award initially recognised one individual NADFAS volunteer. However, due to the impressive nominations received, the Awards have now expanded to recognise one person from each of the four principal areas of volunteering: church recorders, heritage volunteers, church trails and young arts.

NADFAS is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local Societies and national events.

The 2014 winners are Marie Riley, Sarah Harris and Frances Moule, Patricia Livesey and Rosanne Kirkpatrick

The Individual Award for Young Arts - Marie Riley

This was awarded to Marie Riley who was responsible for initiating a large community project for Young Arts called ‘It’s a Birdie!’ The project is related to the Open Golf Championships, held in Lytham St Anne’s in 2011 for which Fylde Society received funding from the Arts Council, Fylde Borough Council and the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund. The Society worked in partnership with the RSPB, Home Start Children’s Centre, as well as local schools and church congregations. All in all 600 people were involved including practising artists and teachers. This very successful venture led to Fylde Decorative Fine Art Society achieving partnership status with the Arts Council.

The Individual Award for Church Trails - Sarah Harris & Frances Moule

This Award was presented to both Sarah Harris and Frances Moule, who between them received 6 nominations from their peers. They have both opened the eyes of young people to art, craft, architecture and much more, as well as widening the skills of NADFAS members who have worked with them on numerous projects. They have raised the profile of NADFAS to the wider public and forged links with the National Churches Trust, the Churches Conservation Trust, the County Historic Churches, to name just a few. Every trail launch is testament to the joy that learning new things can bring to everyone involved.

The Individual Award for Heritage Volunteering -Patricia Livesey

Patricia Livesey won this Award for her leadership of a team of Heritage Volunteers to help in the recovery of a derelict, historic Walled Garden and associated listed buildings at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire. Charlotte Phillips, Heritage Director of the project said: “Within garden history circles, the Luton Hoo Walled Garden is now known to be one of the most thoroughly researched gardens in the country, a reputation which is largely due to Pat Livesey and her fantastic work. Most importantly, the research she has led is being used to form the Walled Garden Conservation Plan, which is so crucial for the future restoration of the garden.

The Individual Award for Church Recording - Rosanne Kirkpatrick

This Award was presented to Rosanne Kirkpatrick whose passion for church recording dates back for over 20 years. She has led her group of Recorders to make Records for 19 local churches and has helped with recording 7 other Essex churches. She delights in sharing her findings with parishes, the community and the Saffron Walden Society members. She is an absolute stalwart in her commitment to church history and has dedicated much of her life towards promoting it.

Pictured above
Top left - Marie Riley, Top right - Rosanne Kirkpatrick
Bottom Left - Patricia Livesey, Bottom right - Sarah Harris and Frances Moule


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Previous Winners:

2013 Janet Fairbrother