Un­stint­ing com­mu­nity ded­i­ca­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

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.

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