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ACED Volunteer of the Year 2024 announced

12th June 2024

The  ACED Volunteer of the Year award recognises a volunteer’s outstanding contribution to an arts / heritage organisation or festival and recognises the impact they have made to the East Devon cultural landscape.

Congratulations to the winner of the ACED Volunteer of the Year 2024 award: Colin Trussell from Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Colin’s consistent dedication to the Sidmouth Folk Festival over the last 30 years is an outstanding commitment to celebrate.

The announcement was made at the ACED network’s summer meeting at the Gateway Theatre, Seaton. Colin was honoured with a beautiful glass award, created by contemporary fused glass artist, Susan Purser Hope.

The shortlisted nominees were also recognised for their invaluable services to culture and heritage across East Devon:

  • Sherryl Allen – Thelma Hulbert Gallery
  • Dr Pamela Marino – Budleigh Music Festival
  • Judith & John Richards – Gateway Theatre
  • Jacky Stockhill – Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre
  • Wendy van der Plank – Villages in Action



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