All of you are ab­so­lute stars

Os­cars-style awards for vol­un­teers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A group of vol­un­teers from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang were given a taste of the Os­cars af­ter be­ing hon­oured for their hard work - Hol­ly­wood style

On Fri­day, June 5, vol­un­teers from Health ‘n’ Happy Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust were recog­nised for their hard work with a plush cer­e­mony called the Golden Star Awards.

The awards were based on the Os­cars, with a red car­pet laid out­side the As­pire Build­ing for the vol­un­teers to en­ter the build­ing, while dressed in their fin­ery.

Healthy n’ Happy had been run­ning a range of taster events through­out the first week of June show­cas­ing the var­i­ous volunteering op­por­tu­ni­ties on of­fer to lo­cal res­i­dents.

The char­ity also used this event to celebrate and thank the vol­un­teers for all their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion.

This cul­mi­nated in the event on Fri­day which saw all the vol­un­teers in­vited to an ex­clu­sive awards cer­e­mony.

As the Healthy ‘n’ Happy vol­un­teers ex­ited the el­e­va­tor they were greeted by a storm of pa­parazzi scream­ing their name, des­per­ate to get an ex­clu­sive photo of the stars look­ing their best.

Af­ter es­cap­ing the bar­rage of pho­tog­ra­phers and au­to­graph hun­ters the vol­un­teers en­tered the Cam­Glen Ra­dio stu­dios where the event was broad­cast live on air.

Cheers and ap­plause greeted ev­ery vol­un­teer as they col­lected their awards with a smile.

Cam­Glen Ra­dio vol­un­teer Amanda Hyn­d­man said: “The awards cer­e­mony was fab and the ban­ter be­tween the pre­sen­ters, Tom and Tam was pretty ace.”

Healthy ‘n’ Happy pro­ject worker Tom Harten praised the event and high­lighted its im­por­tance to vol­un­teers but also the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“The event was bril­liant, and re­ally well at­tended,” he said. “It’s re­ally im­por­tant to have these events, these guys do so much for us so it’s nice to show how much we ap­pre­ci­ate them. That’s pri­mar­ily why we have these events but it’s also a great chance for vol­un­teers across the or­gan­i­sa­tion to in­ter­act, min­gle and share their sto­ries and roles with one another.”

How to get in­volved with Healthy ‘ n’ Happy: If you or some­one you know might be in­ter­ested in volunteering with Healthy ‘n’ Happy feel free to call Tom on 0141 646 0123 or email tom@healthyn­ uk. Al­ter­na­tively visit their web­site – www.healthyn­

And for more in­for­ma­tion and volunteering op­por­tu­ni­ties with Cam­Glen Ra­dio visit http://www. cam­glen­ra­

Well done Re­becca Haack presents an award to Marco Van Den Brink

Good ef­fort The awards cer­e­mony was well at­tended

Golden prize The awards dished out at the event

Smiles Vol­un­teers share a laugh at the awards

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