Long service reward for Tread the Boards members

Mike Ames and Alex Tsang with their NODA awards
Mike Ames and Alex Tsang with their NODA awards

Two leading local amateur dramatic devotees are celebrating the news that their dedication has been recognised.

Mike Ames and Alex Tsang are members of Newport Pagnell theatre group Tread The Boards (TTB) and the pair have both been rewarded for their long service with the group.

They received NODA (National Operatic And Dramatic Association) long-service medals after more than 25 years’ of membership and leadership roles.

Alex joined TTB in 1986 and has enjoyed stints as chairman, secretary and publicity officer, as well as performing in countless productions and directing many.

She said: “I can truly say I was very surprised and also touched that the current committee organised the long-service award to be given to me!

“It was totally unexpected but just goes to show that I must love being pary of TTB - I have been part of it all for so long,” she added.

Mike, who lives in Newport Pagnell, has also held committee posts since he joined TTB in 1987.