Picture Special: Charity marks 50 years of arts and crafts competition

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured cutting the celebratory cake is Bucks Vision ceo Steve Naylor and Aylesbury mayor Cllr Allison Harrison

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured cutting the celebratory cake is Bucks Vision ceo Steve Naylor and Aylesbury mayor Cllr Allison Harrison

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BucksVision’s annual arts and crafts event marked its 50th anniversary on Friday July 17.

The Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition sees participants with varying degrees of sight loss compete in categories including cookery, arts and crafts and story-writing.

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Jane Woodward who gained a 2nd for her greeting card

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Jane Woodward who gained a 2nd for her greeting card

The event took place at Quarrendon Community Centre and featured entertainment from a live band, while Aylesbury mayor Cllr Allison Harrison cut the 50th anniversary cake.

The full list of winners was as follows:

Kathryn Martin - winner of the Rowena Pratt Memorial Shield for best creative writing entry

Susan Silver - winner of the Pat Finch Cup for best poetry entry

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Kirsty Wood who won 1st place for her painting

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Kirsty Wood who won 1st place for her painting

Doreen Hodges - winner of the Jane Cooper Cup for best cookery entry

Eva Dell - winner of the Knitting Shield for best knitting entry

Colin Shirley - winner of the Decima Mead Cup for best craft entry

David Parkin - winner of the Art Shield for best entry in art

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Arthur Choppen who won 1st place for his wooden frame piece showing Kings and Queens over 100 years in coins - pictured with him is with Barbara Rippington

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Arthur Choppen who won 1st place for his wooden frame piece showing Kings and Queens over 100 years in coins - pictured with him is with Barbara Rippington

Susan Silver - winner of the Ellen Saunders Cup for best three blooms

Pauline Enfield - winner of the Douglas Frith Cup for best flower arranging

Joan Woodward - winner of the Doug Dillow Shield for best hanging basket

Pauline Enfield - winner of the Una Bull Cup for best in horticultural

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Sally-Jane Davidge - who won 1st place for her recital of The Owl and the Pussy Cat

The annual Ellen Margaret de Fraine competition - celebrating 50 years. Held this year at Quarrendon Community Centre - pictured is Sally-Jane Davidge - who won 1st place for her recital of The Owl and the Pussy Cat

David Parkin - winner of the Anniversary Cup for best newcomer

Jean Best - winner of the Dunn Cup for best in show

MK Division - winner of the Gurney Cup for the division with the biggest increase in entries from last year

South East Division - winner of the Bentley Shield for the division with the most entries

South East Division - winner of the DeFraine Shield for the winning division