Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Progress Residents Association’s 2015 Group Receives St.Mary’s Volunteering Award

Press Release no: 2014/06  
  19 November 2014

The Association’s 2015 Group, having developed plans for the events that will be mounted in 2015 to celebrate the Estate’s centenary, is now concentrating on their delivery.   Their hard work, time and efforts have been recognised by St. Mary's (Eltham) Community Complex Association who have presented them with their 2013/14 Volunteering Award.

The Association’s Chief Executive, Patrick O’Sullivan, said ‘St Mary’s introduced these awards in recognition of the fantastic work Volunteers are doing with our Affiliated Groups.   We believe that volunteering is both valued and necessary in our society and there is a forever growing need for volunteers.  We want to raise the profile of volunteering and make sure it is talked about as much as possible to facilitate and encourage opportunity’s for the future’.

Our photographs show Lynn Bennett Usher receiving the Award from Patrick O’Sullivan on behalf of the 2015 Group and (from left to right) Lynn with fellow Group members Jill Holmans, Avril Martin and Lisa Jonker savouring the moment at a subsequent committee meeting.

Note for Editors:

Originally named the Well Hall Estate, The Progress Estate was built in 1915 to provide housing for the many additional workers the Woolwich Arsenal needed to manufacture the armaments required by the services during the First World War.   Conservation Area status was granted in 1975, in recognition of its unique architectural character.

For additional information, please contact:
Keith Billinghurst

Progress Residents Association committee member
56 Arsenal Road
London  SE9 1JY

tel: 020 8856 5593 or 07962 877389
Twitter:             @ProgressEstate

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