Sunday, September 30, 2012

MOLLY PERRY AWARD EVENING

What a lovely evening last week at the Billericay School.  Our Member of Parliament, John Baron was present and the BPW (Business & Professional women) laid on an excellent programme. The winners gave a short resume of their hopes and plans for their planned careers and each one was so impressive.

The Molly Perry Memorial Award is unique to the Billericay branch of the Business and Professional Women [BPW] UK organisation. It was founded following the death of a much loved and respected member of the club in 1984. On Molly’s death her close relatives gave money to BPW Billericay to.set up a Trust Fund for some good cause of the members own choosing. Knowing Molly’s involvement with the Public Speaking Competition, the members decided to organise an award for local girls to encourage them to enter a field of education for many years barred to them. The criterion for the award is that candidates are accepted by a university to study medicine or allied subjects, an applied science, or engineering. Molly herself had engineering qualifications and her sister Nancy had been an extremely talented consultant gynaecologist at the hospital in the town.

John Baron MP, Sylvia Hathaway and Patrick Berry
 
The winners are off to university soon and will undoubtedly do well in their chosen professions. Molly would be so proud!

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