Every year the Marsh Christian Trust recognises some of the outstanding contributions made by volunteers of The Arts Society in the field of heritage conservation and arts education. Brian Marsh OBE, Chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust, comments:
We are pleased to once again be working with the Arts Society to recognise volunteers across societies both in the UK and internationally who are committed to helping to conserve and promote the decorative and fine arts in their local communities. the Awards were first presented in 2013, we have been able to celebrate the work of a great range of volunteers doing some incredible work, and I would sincerely like to pass on my congratulations to this year’s winners.
See The Arts Society website for the whole list https://theartssociety.org/arts-news-features/marsh-award-winners-2020
Rosalie Gowlland, The Arts Society Greater London Area
Rosalie is a dedicated Volunteer of many years and is the Heritage Volunteering Area Representative for Greater London, an Area with many diverse projects being delivered by many volunteers drawn from Societies. Originally this role was shared by two people but since the other volunteer stepped down Rosalie has covered it on her own.
Rosalie is very interested in Heritage, enjoys her role and successfully inspires people to volunteer and matches them to suitable projects. She is careful to try and include people from all the Societies in the Area so that they all have the opportunity to participate.
Rosalie handled the recruitment of a large number of volunteers for the substantial and complex Parliamentary Archives project and helped with the discussions at Westminster to agree the process that all would follow.
She is patient, supportive and enthusiastic with all volunteers, a great all-rounder and always cheerful and positive.
The Greater London Area members are thrilled that Rosalie has received this prestigious award.