MarlowFM – Hidden Gems Award Winners 2014

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marlow_fmOn Saturday 27th September, the Marlow FM Hidden Gems Awards highlighted the good, positive and often lesser known achievers in our town.  The awards, now in their third year, were presented at the Crown Plaza hotel. A packed audience saw 15 awards presented to individuals, companies, schools and organisations, all of which were nominated by the public.

At MyMarlow, we are just as happy to shine a light on people and organisations who help make this town what it is – so here are the winners:
(with a selection of photos, credit: Chris Harper)

Community Event of the Year

  • Marlow Town Regatta – for atmosphere, involvement of so many local people, and celebrating the best of the town!
On the left – Mark and Jo of Jam Theatre

Amateur Arts Award (Sponsored By The Marlow Players)

  • Jam Theatre –Fully deserving winners for their absolute devotion to encouraging and developing talent in children , and producing spectacular performances where every child is made to feel a star.

Special Recognition

  • Robin Williams MBE – Coach of London 2012  Gold Medal winning rowing pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover
  • Graham Weeks – recently retired, but massively respected and loved teacher at Danesfield.

Best Cup Of Tea

Services To Charity

  • Tony Shepherd – has raised thousands from his amazing Christmas Tree lights display at his home in Marlow Bottom. (At MyMarlow we are massive fans of those lights, as you might well know!)

Sports Team Of The Year

  • Marlow Hockey Club – Ladies 5s,  successful result of the Hockey Club’s “Back to Hockey” program!

Young Persons’ Club Of The Year

  • Lighthouse – an extraordinary summer project, popular with children (and their parents!) all across Marlow

Courage Award

  • Philip Evans – For superhuman efforts in organising the disaster recovery during the flooding at Marlow FM!
Lisa Arnold of Beehive Treats (on the left)

Best Customer Service (Sponsored By Marlow Chamber Of Commerce)

  • Beehive Treats – always friendly, and willing to go the extra mile to help  (another MyMarlow fave too!)

Services To Community (Sponsored By Marlow Town Council)

Best Pub Or Restaurant (Sponsored By Chives Catering)

  • Baroosh – A great place, good cocktails, decent food, a lovely garden, friendly staff.. and make an effort to be part of the community.

Teacher Of The Year (Sponsored By The Lunchbox Doctor)

  • Caroline Lock, Holy Trinity CE (A) School – with an infectious  sense of humour and a true passion for teaching children

Outstanding Achievement

  • Sam Amend –  inspiring others to participate and giving her time selflessly to organise community events like the Marlow FM
    radio Run
Gems Eco Award
Deputy Head of Sandygate School Sharon Reynolds, receiving their award Mayor Suzanne Brown, Jan Hampton and Martin Somers of Deriaz Slater.

Eco Award (Sponsored By Deriaz Slater LLP)

  • Marlow CE Infant School –  has a long history of being involved in matters ‘Green’ , and environmental matters are embedded throughout school activities and the curriculum.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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