Maesglas mum scoops award double

Cheryl Marsh, of Maesglas, Newport, winner of theNewport City Homes 'Shining Star Awards' as part of the overall prize (3609915)

WINNER: Cheryl Marsh with her awards

First published in Gwent news

A MAESGLAS mum won the top prize at Newport City Homes’ first ever Shining Star awards on Tuesday night.

Cheryl Marsh, who lives on Maesglas Avenue, was awarded the housing association’s “Help in your Community” award.

But she was also named overall winner, beating three other winners at the Lysaght Institute in Newport.

The awards were held to celebrate the achievements of people who had attended Newport City Homes’ courses.

Mrs Marsh play an important part in the Maesglas community.

The mum is the chairwoman on the Maesglas events committee and took a Newport City Homes course on bid writing for charities in Pill last year.

She is mother to Tommy, 16, Connor, 14, Kieran, 13, and Alfie, six.

Initially, she was only attending the awards to watch Kieran sing and play his guitar.

She said: “I was happy to support Kieran but winning just made my night.”

In addition, Ms Marsh helps with all Maesglas United’s various teams, from the five-year-olds up to their senior squad.

Her husband, Colin, is the manager of the senior football team.

The youngest junior teams play at Maesglas Primary School, while the older teams play on Tredegar Park playing fields.

Other winners at the event were Suzanne Poretta, who won the “Improving Services” award, Russell Owen, who scooped the “Maintaining your Home” award and Margaret Roberts, who got the “Personal Development” award.

A Newport City Homes spokeswoman said the event was “excellent”. She added it “allowed volunteers to be rewarded for their efforts”.

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12:55pm Sat 25 Jan 14

minesapint says...

Good to see community spirit being a qaulity to be valued and aspired to. I dont think it ever died it is just not highlighted in the news enough. Come on Argus lets see more good news and positive articles,There are many Cheryl and colin Marshes' turning out each week to coach and support youngsters in all forms of activities and giving their time willingly and freely.
Good to see community spirit being a qaulity to be valued and aspired to. I dont think it ever died it is just not highlighted in the news enough. Come on Argus lets see more good news and positive articles,There are many Cheryl and colin Marshes' turning out each week to coach and support youngsters in all forms of activities and giving their time willingly and freely. minesapint
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