Fran­cis has the spirit of Spring­hall

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimatons - Dou­glas Dickie

A Ruther­glen project played a cen­tral part at the Re­gen:fx Youth Trust’s an­nual Sto­ries of Success event.

Fran­cis McIvor from Spring­hall Youth Project scooped one of the big prizes on the day when she won the com­mu­nity spirit award.

And DJ Jack McGinty kept ev­ery­one at the ban­quet­ing suite of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil HQ en­ter­tained.

Jack, a young vol­un­teer at the Spring­hall project, hosted the event while dish­ing out free ice lol­lies and play­ing fun sum­mer mu­sic.

The pop­u­lar event, now in its ninth year, show­cases the huge amount of youth ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out with the help of trust vol­un­teers across South La­nark­shire.

Based on a sum­mer theme this year, the event was well at­tended with var­i­ous guests from youth or­gan­i­sa­tions and VIP guest speak­ers.

They in­cluded Coun­cil­lor Davie McLach­lan, SLC spokesper­son for youth, who opened the event and pre­sented the awards.

As well as DJ Jack, mu­sic for the evening was pro­vided by singers Skye An­der­son, Saoirse Yard­ley and Suzanne Maxwell, who per­formed a few favourite tunes ei­ther side of the break to keep the au­di­ence en­ter­tained.

Jim Crossan from Re­gen:fx said: “The stars of the show, as al­ways, were the var­i­ous vol­un­teers and trainees who took part in both run­ning youth clubs and our train­ing cour­ses, with over 8500 young peo­ple in to­tal par­tic­i­pat­ing in youth di­ver­sion programmes across the South La­nark­shire area.

“Award cer­tifi­cates were given out on the night to the 68 trainees who took part in ei­ther the ba­sic or ad­vanced youth work train­ing cour­ses as well as the youth work train­ing academy over the last year.”

As well as Fran­cis, the other three ma­jor awards of the evening went to Ab­bie Leish­man from Hyper­cy­ber Youth Project in High Blan­tyre, who won young vol­un­teer of the year;

Host DJ Jack McGinty

Win­ner Fran­cis McIvor

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