Char­ity nom­i­na­tion

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

A char­ity run­ning tea par­ties for older peo­ple in Mon­k­lands has been nom­i­nated for a pres­ti­gious na­tional prize.

Con­tact the El­derly, which op­er­ates across the coun­try, is short­listed in the com­mu­nity cham­pion cat­e­gory at the an­nual Great Scot awards.

Now rep­re­sen­ta­tives are seek­ing on­line sup­port ahead of the public vote clos­ing on Sun­day.

Vol­un­teers run monthly af­ter­noon teas for older peo­ple; with hosts wel­come up to eight guests once or twice per year, and driv­ers tak­ing them to and from the events.

Morna O’May, the char­ity’s head of ser­vice for Scot­land, said: “We were de­lighted to find out our vol­un­teers had been short­listed – we were nom­i­nated anony­mously so it’s a great honour.

“With­out our vol­un­teers, we wouldn’t be able to break the cy­cle of so­cial iso­la­tion for hun­dreds of older peo­ple who live alone.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity to thank our vol­un­teers and for their su­perb ef­forts to be recog­nised, and I hope plenty of them vote.”

Visit www. greatscot awards. co. uk/ vote. html to see nom­i­nees’ de­tails; and for more de­tails on be­com­ing a guest or vol­un­teer of Con­tact the El­derly, call 0800 716543.

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