Unstinting community dedication
and with her expertise in physiotherapy, Vivian has enhanced the school’s provision for all learners. From arranging a recent mock-election to leading clubs for the most able learners.”
He added: “Mrs Newell is the champion for every child in the community.”
Mrs Newell spends around two days volunteering at the school each week and also spends two days a week caring for her grandchildren in Birmingham.
“When she worked as a child’s physio, she would come to the school and decided to stay volunteering as she found the school to be particularly friendly.
Mrs Newell said: “I am very flattered to be nominated, it is great fun to volunteer at the school.” A DEDICATED volunteer has been nominated for a Pride of Bucks award to recognise his many years of helping the community.
Allen Tilbury, of Hillside, Chesham, has been nominated by Sara Saunders, for his many years of volunteer work.
Mrs Saunders said: “Alan deserves a Pride of Bucks award because of his unstinting dedication, commitment, enthusiasm and practical hands on approach to helping our community for many years. The areas Allen has been involved in add up to very many hours in service to Chesham’s people.”
Mr Tilbury is involved with a number of groups in the town, including Chesham Allotments Group, which he joined in 2006 and has held various officer roles and been chairman for the past three years. He was also instrumental in building the Focal Point Hut in 2008 and the subsequent improvements to the Focal Point site for the benefit of allotment holders and their families.
Mrs Saunders added: “Allen is involved with and enthusiastically supports the very popular Saturday coffee morning, attended from spring to autumn months by allotment holders and residents and the annual open day and quiz night, which bring allotment holders and their families together.”
Mr Tilbury has also been a member of the Chesham Horticultural Society since 2008 and since 2009 he has been an active and committed committee member of Chesham in Bloom.
Mrs Saunders added: “Allen’s practical hands on approach and reliability has been invaluable in helping Chesham in Bloom achieve the prestigious Silver Gilt and Gold awards and bringing the attributes of Chesham to the attention of the wider community.”
Since 2011, Mr Tilbury has also helped provide monthly Fellowship lunches for the elderly in association with Trinity Baptist Church. Prior to this Mr Tilbury gave an ‘outstanding service’ to the residents of Deansway House, a senior citizens home, by providing a weekly trolley service and fundraising. Mr Tilbury has also assisted with Chesham Environmental Group projects for the last two years.