Volunteers recognised by the Royal Opera House

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THREE Royal Opera House volunteers have been recognised for their contributions to the ROH in Thurrock by the Marsh Christian Trust. Katherine Doige from Brentwood, Lorna Jones and Jane Yeowell, both from Tilbury, received the Marsh Volunteer Award 2017.

Katherine was presented with her award by Alex Beard, ROH’s Chief Executive, at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Unfortunately Lorna and Jane were unable to collect their awards in person, but they were warmly congratulated in their absence. The ladies help with the regular tours that run at the High House Production Park, assist with admin and are on hand for various events and activities.

The Marsh Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of people who are committed to social, cultural and environmental causes, people who are at the heart of the charity sector and who voluntarily or professionally go above and beyond to make a difference. As a charity, the Royal Opera House values highly the contribution volunteers make to many of their projects.

Gabrielle Forster-Still, Head of Learning and Participation, Royal Opera House in Thurrock said: ‘We are so lucky in Thurrock to have so many dedicated and wonderful volunteers. Some have been with us since we first began working with communities across the borough. They play an important part in supporting our activities and their contribution makes a real difference to our work. I am delighted that Lorna, Jane and Katherine have received a March Awards. It is very well deserved.’

To find out more about volunteering in Thurrock for the Royal Opera House, please email getinvolved@roh.org.uk or call 01708 891200.

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