A joyful event to Celebrate Marlow’s volunteers
The Celebrate Marlow event, hosted by Town Mayor, Chris Funnell, took place on Sunday, 30th September at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The lunch brought together 200 guests from across the community who volunteer or who make a difference to Marlow. Attendees included representatives from local sports clubs, Marlow Sea Cadet and Air Training Cadet Units, local Marlow organisations and clubs, litter pickers, flood wardens and many more.
Mike Cannon, who hosts a show on Thursdays on Marlow FM, was the Master of Ceremonies for the day and kept the whole event running smoothly.
There were stills of old Marlow with some grainy footage of the 1953 Coronation Day, with a large crown being lifted above the High Street for the occasion. Video footage of Russell Brand switching on the town’s Christmas Lights last year had the guests laughing at his witty speech. There were also clips of children from Foxes Piece School saying why they liked Marlow.
Air Training cadet, Cadet FS Amy Tarrant, who was one of the guests, sang: ‘Thank You for the Music’ by Abba. Anna Nightingale, a talented singer who specialises in jazz and swing had the whole room clapping and singing along.
Mayor Chris Funnell said: “This event is a perfect reminder of how important our volunteers are and it is great to give something back to you for the day. This is your Celebrate lunch party, you are all our esteemed and special guests for many reasons and without question you all have your special place in Marlow.”
He also took the opportunity to highlight his charity fundraising for the year: to support Marlow’s schools in coping with the huge and growing challenge presented by mental health issues in children. “I would like to raise funds to empower and support teachers and other child professionals in Marlow schools,” he said. “They need to know how to support children and teenagers who are suffering. We want to enable them to provide the earliest possible intervention.”
To donate please either contact firstname.lastname@example.org or make a direct contribution to the Town Mayor’s charity account: sort code 30-95-36 acct no.03635900 or send a cheque made payable to "Town Mayor's Charity Appeal" to Jan Bailey at Marlow Town Council, Court Garden, Pound Lane, Marlow, Bucks SL7 2AG
For further information, please contact:
Jan Bailey, Marlow Town Council: 01628 484024, email@example.com