A worthy winner

Carrie Marsh, managing director of Marsh Fuels and Master Elect of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers, has won a Lord Mayor of London Covid-19 award for services within the Livery.
Carrie met with the Lord Mayor of London on 19th July, where she was presented with the award, as well as a wonderfully aromatic mint tea grown in the UK and Mansion House bone china mug.
This special edition of awards in light of Covid-19, usually held annually by the Lord Mayor in London for business, recognised the unsung community heroes helping others through the pandemic. From hundreds of nominations spanning the length and breadth of the city, 13 winners were chosen in three categories: crisis response, delivering differently and community champions, plus the Mayor of London Young Londoners Awards.
A worthy winner, during the last 15 months Senior Warden Carrie Marsh, has been writing a weekly blog to lift members’ spirits, especially for those not online, designed for the initial 12 weeks of lockdown and then extended until all members could meet again in person. Telling us more about the upcoming meeting, Carrie said: “The date for that has finally been set for 26th August this year, with the last – and 70th blog – to be sent on the 25th August!”
As well as boosting morale, Carrie also made face masks for the membership and donated the proceeds of these to the Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund. Not stopping at making masks, Carrie said: “The Trust

Carrie Marsh making scrubs

Fund kindly sponsored the cost of materials, and I then organised a sewing team to make many sets of scrubs for our local doctors’ surgery staff, doctors and nurses in the Newbury area.
Telling us more about the ceremony, Carrie said: “The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell, presided and the room was full of Livery members who have done amazing things during the pandemic either individually or as part of the NHS Livery initiative which saw many Livery companies join together to produce, pack and deliver thousands of meals to NHS workers within the City.”
Carrie concluded: “With the blog, masks and scrubs as well as lots of little things in between, and although nowhere as much work as NHS has done over the past 15 months, it was a lovely surprise to be acknowledged.”