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30 Years of Awards and Achievements

18 April, 2018

At the MCT we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Marsh Awards and consequently the incredible contributions that our Award winners have made over these years to the lives of others, to our culture and to the natural world. To mark this milestone, we have just released our new Annual Review which you can take a look at here.

Putting together this review has given us to the opportunity to not only reflect back on the inspiring work of Award winners and our partner organisations but also to evaluate the impact and developments of our Awards within six key areas:

Lifetime achievements, local volunteering, professional contributions and more recently international work, peer support and youth volunteering and early careers.

As we look to the year ahead we are delighted to be celebrating further landmark years with some of our long-standing Award partners.

2018 marks 15 years of working with Contact the Elderly and 12 years of working with the Refugee Council. Through both of these partnerships we have aimed to promote volunteers around the UK engaging with some of the most isolated people, something which continues to be of vital importance to the development of inclusive and vibrant communities.

We are also celebrating a decade of working with The British Museum, The Council for British Archaeology and The Natural History Museum. Through our Awards with these partners we have wanted to showcase volunteers who are striving to preserve and share with others their local heritage, whether this is by running museum education projects, carrying out archaeological digs or discovering and collecting fossils.  As this sector faces challenging times we believe that championing local heroes who are fighting for their heritage is as important as ever.

Stay tuned as we head into an exciting new cycle of our Awards!