Rayleigh Windmill Volunteer wins Museum Learning award at the British Museum
The British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust announced the winners of the volunteer awards for the year 2016 last month. The awards celebrate the work and achievements of museum volunteers and all winners received a certificate and prizes, which were presented at a ceremony at the British Museum.
The aim of the ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ award is to recognise those volunteers who work directly with museum visitors in any capacity. This could involve leading a school group, staffing an information desk, helping with family activities, running a guided tour or any number of other ways in which volunteers provide such excellent service to museum visitors.
There were a large amount of applications from across the UK and Trevor won the award for the South East area. He has volunteered at the Windmill since 2006.
Sophie Elby, Culture Officer at Rochford District Council says: “Trevor has been a volunteer at the Windmill for many years now and we are delighted that he has won this award for all his hard work. Trevor along with all the other volunteers at the Windmill, work tirelessly to make the Windmill an enjoyable place for everyone.”
Cllr Mike Webb, Portfolio Holder for the Community at Rochford District Council says: “This great landmark is a great asset to the district and without the hard work of the volunteers the Windmill would not be what it is today. We thank Trevor and all the Volunteers for their continuous work to help make the Windmill a joyous attraction.”