Francis has the spirit of Springhall
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