Award for the volunteers behind Wellingborough’s Glamis Hall

Members of Glamis Hall for All receiving their award

Members of Glamis Hall for All receiving their award

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The volunteers who took over the running of Glamis Hall to keep it open for its users have been presented with an award in recognition of their efforts.

Glamis Hall for All was recently named as the winner of the Wellingborough Civic Award, which is given out every year by Wellingborough Civic Society.

Heather Saunders (right) accepts the award on behalf of Glamis Hall for All

Heather Saunders (right) accepts the award on behalf of Glamis Hall for All

Past winners of the award, which is given to a building chosen for architectural merit or a valued community project, have included Wellingborough Museum, the bandstand in Castle Field, the wooden zoo animals in Croyland Gardens and the old Sun Laundry site in Westfield Road, Wellingborough.

Members of the society suggest nominations before voting on the winner, with Glamis Hall for All unanimously being chosen to receive this year’s award.

Speaking last month when the winner was announced, civic society chairman Shena Krupin said: “It has to be something which has brought aesthetic value or value to the town so it’s not just any old building or any old community group.

“I think every resident in Wellingborough has watched the fight that the Glamis Hall committee has had to undertake with the council to save this resource, which is so important not just for now but for the future.”

We feel privileged to receive such an award

Graham Campbell

The Glamis Hall for All group was presented with its award at the hall on the Queensway estate in Wellingborough on Sunday.

Graham Campbell from the Glamis Hall for All group said: “We feel privileged to receive such an award.

“It is very rewarding for everyone at Glamis Hall for All to be recognised for all the hard work and determination they have put in.

“The whole community is benefiting now, and also in the future from their achievement.

“Everyone should be proud of themselves for their continued commitment for such a great cause.

“We just can’t wait to start with the improvements so the plaque from the civic society can be given pride of place in the new and improved Glamis Hall.”