Kind Naomi named on list of Scottish ‘Sheroes’
Youngster joins inspiring women
A little girl from Hamilton has been named in a list of ‘30 Under 30 Inspiring Women’.
Eight-year-old Naomi Gwynne appears in a list of young Scottish “sheroes” compiled by the YWCA.
The Advertiser reported in March that an online appeal from the youngster to install a swing for children with disabilities at the Bothwell Road play park had gone viral.
Naomi had penned a heartfelt letter asking South Lanarkshire Council for a swing that her twin brother Isaac could use so that they could have fun together in the park.
The children are both autistic, but Isaac also has global delay and is non-verbal and visuallyimpaired.
After noticing it was impossible for him to use a regular swing, his kind-hearted sister urged the authority to install one.
Mum Miriam posted a picture of Naomi’s effort online and before long the council arranged for a suitable swing to be put in the park.
Naomi’s success led her to taking a spot on the 30 Under 30 2017 edition from the YWCA.
It is described as “an unofficial, but totally inspiring, list of amazing sheroes from Scotland or living in Scotland”.
Proud Miriam said Naomi was thrilled to be included in the list but has little idea how her act of kindness has had such a widespread impact.
She said: “Naomi said, ‘Wow, does this mean that I am famous again? I feel so good and happy, but all I did was write a letter and anyone can do that.’
“I am absolutely delighted to see Naomi in this list.
“She has no idea how her small act helped so many and she continues to show kindness daily.
“To make such a list and be included with amazing people so much older is a huge achievement and I am so, so proud of her.”
The list can be viewed at www. ywcascotland.org/30under30scotland-2017/
She has no idea how her small act helped so many
Praise Naomi with brother Isaac and their mum Miriam