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Mawnan Village Remembrance Service  held at the Memorial Hall at 10.40am on Friday 11th November.

Thanks to John Wright for taking the pictures below – even the weather stayed fair for us this year.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend or taken part.

Consecration Service – New Graveyard

The Service of Consecration for part of the new community cemetery took place on Wednesday 22nd June – and avoided those pesky showers we had all day!

The Service was officiated by Bishop Tim Thornton, with readings from Mike Cockeram and Rev. Jem Thorold (bishops Chaplain), before the assembly ‘processed the boundaries’ and officially consecrated the site.   Thanks to all of the parishioners who came and stayed for refreshments afterwards.

Annual Community Achievement Award 2015

This year we presented a joint award to Beth & Percy Lawry for their involvement in all things Memorial Hall (and quite a few others!).

Beth has been involved in all things Memorial Hall for a number of years, with Percy as her unofficial practical assistant. Not only that but they organised and installed our wonderful Christmas Light display up until last Christmas at which point both of them have stepped down from the committee.  During her time Beth has also been a parish councillor,  bookings clerk for the Memorial Hall and agitator to get a site for our community allotments whilst Percy has painted more than one panto set and acted as unofficial taste tester on many a bake sale.

Unfortunately an emergency Bake Sale meeting stopped them both from attending our Parish Council meeting to receive their award in person, so Councillor Sadler is arranging to get their award delivered to them personally.

Annual Community Achievement Award 2014

This year 2 awards were presented; one to Mr Nigel McLusky and one to Mrs Margaret Lugg.

Mr McLusky was nominated because of the huge amount of work he has undertaken for the community over the years – he played a great part in fund raising for the re-roofing of the parish church; he served as chairman of the Memorial Hall Committee for many years and was instrumental in building up and
managing a fund to finance the running of the building and since retiring from the chairmanship he did a lot of work towards fund raising for the recent re-roofing of the hall; he has on several occasions organised fund raising in the village to raise monies for the Shelterbox charity and also for the Rotary Polio Plus programme, which aims to eradicate polio world-wide; he also looked after the 2nd-hand book sales at the Cornwall Hospice Care shop in Falmouth, researching unusual donations and ensuring that a fair price is charged for them.

Unfortunately Mr McLusky passed away before he could receive his actual award, but his wife was aware of the nomination and read out letter of presentation to him whilst he was in hospital. Councillor Gibbons presented the award to his wife and family at home.

2014achievementMrs Lugg was nominated at the same time for her wide ranging and various commitments to the community. Margaret has lived in the village since 1966 and has been involved with (hang onto your hats!); the Mawnan WI; Friends of Falmouth Hospital; Friends of Penryn & Mawnan Surgeries; Abbeyfield; the Lunch Club; the Panto Group; the Millennium Cross Committee; the annual Mawnan Smith Carnival; the Young Wives Group; arranging Open Days at Bosloe; Royal Wedding and Jubilee celebrations; Christmas Light Committee fundraising coffee mornings; cookery classes at Mawnan School; the Methodist Church & Sunday School…. and rumour has it, does a mean bacon buttie on the side!

She was presented with her award and a bouquet of flowers at the Annual Parish Meeting on 15th May by Councillor Gibbons.

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