The Marsh Charitable Trust was founded in 1981 by its current Chairman, Mr Brian Marsh OBE. His aim was to create a sustainable way to give something back to society, by supporting the organisations and people who are making a difference.
The Trust’s awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of people who are committed to social, cultural and environmental causes. The nominee Society must demonstrate the values of The Arts Society and of ADFAS through the engagement, enjoyment and awareness-raising of their Community activity which in the words of the Trust, results in a positive effect on arts, education and heritage whilst also being sustainable. As volunteers they epitomise the true sense of being a volunteer, going above and beyond to make a difference through good practice (click on the image to view the Marsh Charitable Trust website)
In 2020 the following three main activity groups were the focus of ADFAS Newcastle’s award submission; Young Arts, Church Recordings and Schools of Art. The activity group, Young Arts, encompasses Newcastle Youth Orchestra, Musica Viva Australia, Young People’s Theatre, Waratah Girls’ Choir and Newcastle Music Festival.
A full description of each group in the submission can be viewed at the AADFAS Insights’ webpage at:
ADFAS Insights Edition 4 (mailchi.mp)
The Newcastle submission included a video showcasing Newcastle and it’s environment, it’s heritage, the support provided to the five groups under the heading Young Arts and the work of the volunteers in the areas of Church Recordings and Schools of Art (click on the image to watch the Submission video).
In 2021 ADFAS Newcastle was awarded the International Society Committee Award for Volunteering with the Arts Society (click on the image to watch the Arts Society’s video of the announcement).