Tullochan joy at top award
Investor inYoung People honour
Dumbarton-based youth charity Tullochan has achieved a prestigious accreditation.
The organisation is celebrating after gaining Investors in Young People (IIYP) status.
IIYP supports businesses to use the skills and creativity of young people.
Tullochan’s head of operations and development, Richie Gallacher, said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded the recognition of being an employer who actively looks to recruit, retain and develop young people.
“Although this award highlights our development and retention of younger staff members, Tullochan places great importance on investing in all staff and our strong focus on this makes for a positive work environment and happy workforce.”
Tullochan - based at the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate - is the largest provider of youth services in West Dunbartonshire supporting over 500 young people each year aged 11-24.
Groups take part in events, trips and visits aimed at inspiring confidence and improving their skills.
MSP Jamie Hepburn, minister for employability and training, visited the Tullochan team recently to meet some of the young people they are supporting.
The charity was also boosted by a £2000 grant from the STV Children’s Appeal to help support their youth development programmes.
This was welcomed by chief executive June McDonald, who said: “We are thrilled to be recipients of this donation and support from the STV Children’s Appeal.
“It is great for us to be recognised by the Appeal as making a positive impact in the lives of young people and the donation will help us to continue doing so.”
The cash joins a bumper donation of £5000 raised from supporters who took part in the 2016 Kiltwalk fundraiser.
This year 100 percent of every penny raised by the Kiltwalk is given to a walker’s chosen charity with the Hunter Foundation is also pledging to top up every total by a further 10 percent.
The charity is offering a limited amount of free registrations for anyone who pledges to raise at least £100.
Every walker will also receive a free Tullochan t-shirt for the event with each one featuring a unique design by a Tullochan young person.
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Visitor MSP Jamie Hepburn, minister for employability and training, popped in for a chat