2015 Thurrock Marching Brass Jack Petchey Leader Award
Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased to confirm approval of their 2015 Jack Petchey Leader Award, which was nominated in November 2015.
The recipient of this award has worked tirelessly throughout the initial set up stages as well as consistently throughout the TMB re-launch period. This update was delayed because, unbeknownst to anyone at the time of this nomination to Jack Petchey, Marie was diagnosed with cancer in December 2015 and has been undergoing surgery and now treatment, which it is hoped will be successful in combating the disease. Marie has now given permission to release this wonderful award news now she has had some time to adjust to the illness.
Marie brings much needed skills which have protected the Thurrock Marching Brass brand and safeguarded the charity and heads up our Press Office. She also manages the wardrobe departments, which now include some 200 plus outfits. Marie has always got a smile on her face, which resonates through everyone she meets, and is always first to offer help wherever needed. She has and continues to advise the board, and has an unending energy which makes her so very approachable for young and old alike. She is an incredible role model.
Despite the very many challenges that she faces today, Marie is every bit an inspirational leader and is a clear indication of what can be achieved for others regardless of your own personal circumstances.
Speaking of the award, Thurrock Marching Brass chairman, Paul Morgan comments “There are so many positive things about the Jack Petchey Foundation and how it supports youngsters and leaders of organisations that support youngsters, and this leadership award really does drive home that if you work hard, set a good example and continue to support the work that ultimately support the achievements of youngsters that you can quite rightly be recognized for those efforts. Marie is an incredible person and role model. Despite so many personal challenges in her own life, her volunteer efforts have been numerous and continued; all to ensure that the youngsters in our organisation receive the very best opportunities that we can provide for them. Her management of the TMB brand has been exemplary, and the knowledge and expertise that she brings has been on many occasions the reason why many of our decisions have been successful ones. A band mum too, she also knows the excitement, and the trials and tribulations of parents who help to nurture and guide their own youngsters through the marching and performing arts. I couldn’t be any prouder of Marie for this recognition, and I speak on behalf of the entire board and everyone at Thurrock Marching Brass when I say a huge congratulations to Marie. Thank you for all you have done, are doing, and will do to support our youngsters into the future.”