Mas­sive hon­our for Gilly

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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