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Martin Jennings, Women of Steel, 2016, bronze (photo: Steve Russell Studios)

A busy week for the Trust

10 November, 2017

Last week was very busy at the Trust and indicative of our wide range of Award partnerships. We presented Awards in collaboration with four different organisations and you can read more about them below.

On Monday, the Council for British Archaeology held their AGM at the Linnean Society and, as part of the event, we presented our Marsh Archaeology Awards for the ninth year. We gave three Awards to community archaeologists, most of whom are volunteers, dedicated to sharing their passion for the heritage of their local area with the public.

On Tuesday, Contact the Elderly held their final Thank You event of the year where they celebrated volunteers across the south of England who organise tea parties once a month for isolated older people in their communities. These awards are a chance for us to recognise regional volunteer drivers, hosts and co-ordinators who make the work of the charity a reality.

Wednesday saw the annual presentation of our Awards with the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), where we recognised excellence in new public sculpture as well as the conservation of an existing work. The event was an opportunity for artists, commissioners and members of the PMSA to come together and celebrate extraordinary public sculpture and fountains which improve public spaces and engage communities in the arts and heritage.

Our final presentation of the week was held on Thursday at the annual John MacLeod Lecture at Lindley Hall, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The Marsh Award for Horticultural Science aims to encourage postgraduate scientists to further their career in horticultural science and recognises the important contributions that young scientists can make to the future of horticulture.

A busy week, but an inspiring one, giving us the opportunity to celebrate a whole range of people making an impact to their fields of work, doing it for love and not money.