Massive honour for Gilly
LEAP chairperson Gilly Feron has won the Volunteer Trustee of the Year Award at South Lanarkshire’s Volunteering Awards.
The award was presented to Gilly’s grand-daughter Fiona and son-in- law Gary at a ceremony held in the University of the West of Scotland in Hamilton during Volunteers Week.
The event included the Saltire awards, special recognition awards and five main category awards of which Gilly was one.
Gilly was selected for the award by a prestigious panel out of 136 total nominations in recognition of his tireless work on the management committee of Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP).
LEAP runs a variety of projects for older people in the community including learning and leisure classes for people over 50 and the Hands On Project which consists of a befriending and handyperson service.
The charity most recently launched the R:evolve Recycle project in 2015 which aims to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging swapping and re-use of clothes.
Gilly said:“I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated and selected for this prestigious award.
“Being the chairperson of LEAP is a great privilege and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, staff and trustees who work so hard to make our organisation a success.”
Award Gilly Feron