Marsh Young Volunteer Award with the Churches Conservation Trust
The Marsh Young Volunteer Award with the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) recognises an outstanding young volunteer who goes above and beyond what is expected of them in supporting the organisation.
The CCT has many young volunteers who contribute their time, skills and energy to the CCT’s conservation projects as well as to their local communities.
The CCT is a national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Their unique collection of English parish churches include examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of history, and are open to millions of visitors each year.
Pictured right: Church of St Mary, Shrewsbury
The 2016 winners are Alice and Charlotte Pain
Alice and Charlotte have volunteered at St John on the Wall in Bristol for the past year, using their extensive skills and experience in working with hard to reach communities and individuals with learning difficulties to run weekly drawing groups at the church. The free drop-in sessions have encouraged a broad range of people to explore and connect with the church, using the arts to revitalise and bring community back into the church.
The pair also led the group in organising the successful ‘Within the Wall’ exhibition in September 2015, where over 1,000 visitors got the chance to see the culmination of a year’s work by the group. In the coming year, they are planning to expand the sessions by running them at other CCT churches in the area.
Churches Conservation Trust
8 All Saints Street
Tel: 0845 303 2760
Registered Charity No. 258612