Lymington Community Centre

Volunteer of the Year Award 2020 – Fowler Cup

Volunteers play at vital role at the Lymington Community Centre supporting many roles which we could simply not afford to fund as a Charity.  Theses duties include serving in the Malt Café and Bar, ushering and projecting at the Malt Cinema, undertaking various Maintenance tasks, overseeing the Donated Books, Jigsaws etc, and Gardening.

Each year the Community Centre hosts a lunch party with entertainment, bringing all the volunteers together to say a big thank you for all their support throughout the year. The Fowler Cup is also presented to a volunteer who has gone that extra mile, with certificates presented to the runners up.

Due to Government Guidelines this year we were unable to have this very special event, however we thought outside of the box and celebrated in a different way!

With the great help of local companies, we provided a goodie bag with an Afternoon Tea and treats which was hand delivered to 85 volunteer’s homes to say thank you for their help this year and to say that we are thinking of them during these difficult times. The goodie bag was kindly supported by Passford House Hotel, Diamond and Sons Funeral Directors, Pipers Crisps, Werther’s Original, Warburtons Bread, New Forest Shortbread and Greggs.   The volunteers were very appreciative of the bags and we received some lovely thank you cards and comments.

This year the Fowler Cup 1st Prize was awarded to Margaret (Miggi) Sharp who has gone above and beyond helping in many areas including making curtains for the Café and Malt Cinema, Ushering for the Cinema, bar work and so much more! 2nd Prize – Barry Clarke who works with the Maintenance Team and 3rd Prize was awarded to Jackie Holloway who organises the books and assists with fund-raising for the Centre. A massive “Thank you” to all our volunteers who support the Community Centre.

If you would like to join our wonderful team of volunteers and have some spare time, whilst supporting the Lymington Community Association Charity, we would love to hear from you. Please do give us a call on 01590 672337, pop into the Community Centre or visit our website https://lymingtoncommunity.com/volunteers/