Phab, the national charity, which Oxford Phab is affiliated to, celebrated its 60th birthday this year.
Part of the celebration was a Tea Party at Avon Tyrrell, particularly significant as Phab started in 1957, following a National Association of Youth Clubs camp where one of the participants said he wanted “Opportunity, not pity”.
The marquee, decorated for a 60th party, ready for tea.
John Corless, OBE, giving a speech, and review of Phab, past and present.
He presented awards to people who had been working with Phab for many years,
It was a great opportunity to get together with Phab people from all over the country and have a reminder of the things that other clubs are doing.
Also being back in Avon Tyrrell gave us a chance to look at the water activities which we did not have a chance to do on our holiday earlier this year, or last year, or in 2015.
We decorated cards and bags with a Christmas theme. .
More craft activities – powered by chocolates, which were the prize for our Team Building entry on the Phab South East Weekend.
Treasurer’s report at the AGM
Lee receiving The Roy Lewis Award. for all the discos he has run for us.
Dot was unable to attend but wss awarded the Roy Lewis Award in absentia,Â for organising transport for many years.
An article about Mary’s reception of the Paul Hope Award has been published in the Oxford Mail at http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14021580.It___s_absolutely_Phab_as_social_club_founder_is_awarded_for_her_work/
It is great to see news of what we are doing reaching a wider community.
At a ceremony at the House of Lords Mary was awarded the Paul Hope Award for all her contributions to Oxford Phab, Phab South East and Phab Nationally over many years.
Here is Mary with Jackie of Unity 70. For the first time the award was shared between these two very deserving candidates.
Here is a video of her receiving the award.
There is an item about Mary receiving the award in the Autumn 2015 issue of KIT – the Phab magazine.
In recognition of his work in furthering the aims of PHAB over many years Simon Purbrick was presented with the Paul Hope Award at a ceremony conducted at the House of Lords on February 9th 2006.
About the Paul Hope Award
Presented annually in memory of the late Paul Hope, the
award recognises outstanding contributions to furthering
the aims of PHAB. Paul Hope was the Club Services and
Development Officer at PHAB for many years.
Simon has been a member of Oxford Phab for many years, and has been
- Club photographer (and video cameraman)
- Caretaker of the club’s camcorder and video recorder (the latter now unfortunately worn out, but Simon brings his own DVD player in when needed, and has transferred many of the PHAB photos into slideshows on disk.)
- Organiser of trips to steam railways
- Creator of membership forms and other paperwork required for the smooth running of a club
- Assistant treasurer
- Enthusiastic particpant in all the club’s activities
Simon is also a member of Abingdon PHAB, where he also makes a valuable
In recognition of her contributions to Phab, Kelly was nominated for the Louis Goldberg Award, and was presented with a certificate a ceremony conducted at the House of Lords on February 9th 2006.
About the Louis Goldberg Award
The Louis Goldberg Award is awarded in memory of the late Louis Goldberg, a devoted supporter of Phab, and is presented each year to a Phab volunteer aged 25 or under.
More to follow
At a ceremony at the House of Commons Simon was awarded a certificate in recognition of his being nominated for the Paul Hope Award. The award is presented annually in memory of Paul Hope, who did much for Phab over many years, and potential recipients have to have helped further the aims of Phab in an outstanding way,
Here he is outside the House, holding his certificate.
He was cheered on by several club members – unfortunately it was quite late when we left, but it was an amazing experience.