The Brian Paice community award 2017
Brian Paice was a long standing member of the club and this award was created to recognise his service to Woodstock Town
The Marlborough Church of England School in Woodstock is a wonderful school in so many different ways. One of them is the Ormerod Base, which educates 25 young students with a variety of physical, emotional, and other learning needs.
Recently one of the students, 13-year-old Leo Burbidge, walked a mile at Blenheim Palace to raise money towards a new school minibus. The big deal about that is that Leo has cerebral palsy, and was told that he would never walk. Over 150 members of Leo’s family and friends were at Blenheim to support him on the day, and so far he has raised over £10,000.
Our Rector, Adrian, is a Governor of the school, and recently had the privilege of presenting Leo with the Brian Paice Community Award in a special ceremony at school.
‘Leo is, quite simply, a legend’ says Adrian. ‘He is an inspiration to everyone – he put the needs of others first, and gave himself an extraordinary challenge, which he completed with flying colours. It is a joy to know him, and it was a great joy to be able to celebrate his amazing achievement’.