Presentation of an Award
1st June 2017 - committee members of The Friends of Czech Heritage were welcomed to the Probošt House in Vyšehrad, Prague.
Barbara Peacock, a founder of The Friends, received her 'Point of Light' award from the UK Ambassador H.E. Ms Jan Thompson.
Image right: the Ambassador, left, with Barbara Peacock. Photo copyright James Robertson.
The Friends of Czech Heritage gave a grant for the cost of decaying windows in the hall of the building. This is the oldest and most significant space within the school and is used for the children's naps in the afternoon. Members of the committee were able to admire the work and the fact that it will help to ensure the survival of the frescoes. Meanwhile volunteers were helping in the garden, in line with The Friends' policy of encouraging local care for sites and landmarks.
The Friends' committee members spoke with the Dean of the Vyšehrad Chapter, P. Michal Němeček. It is hoped that there may be future collaboration with representatives of Vyšehrad Chapter as part of the efforts to maintain the condition of this ancient and prestigious area of Prague.
Photograph left, from left to right, Irena Hanušová, director of Indigo Kids kindergarten, Peter Jamieson, Chairman of The Friends, P. Mgr. Ing. Michal Němeček, Dean of the Chapter of Vyšehrad, talking to Barbara Peacock, one of the founders of The Friends. Photograph copyright Inka Truxová