Iain a‘wor­thy re­cip­i­ent’of Billy Hunter Award

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Iain Gor­don, an S3 pupil from Cathkin High School, has been awarded the Billy Hunter Award for 2017 from West Whit­law­burn Hous­ing Co-oper­a­tive Limited.

WWHC es­tab­lished the an­nual Billy Hunter Award to reward a lo­cal in­di­vid­ual for out­stand­ing en­deav­our and com­mit­ment to their ed­u­ca­tion when fac­ing ad­ver­sity and was es­tab­lished in 2015 fol­low­ing the pass­ing of Billy in Au­gust 2015.

Billy was a for­mer chair­per­son of WWHC and a stal­wart of the Hous­ing Co-oper­a­tive move­ment.

Iain re­ceived a glass plaque and £100 as a gift to­wards his fu­ture learn­ing.

Su­san Pa­ton is a pro­ject of­fi­cer from the WWHC.

She said:“We are de­lighted that we are able to keep Billy Hunter’s name alive by work­ing with Cathkin High Schoo to pro­vide this memo­rial award.

“We were joined by Billy’s cousin Dick Geater, who pre­sented the award.

“Billy had a tremen­dous thirst for knowl­edge.

“There isn’t a more fit­ting trib­ute to him than recog­nis­ing young peo­ple who have the same de­ter­mi­na­tion and drive that he had for learn­ing at the same time over­com­ing any­thing that life throws at them.

“We are also de­lighted that this award to such a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent in Iain Gor­don. Af­ter the cer­e­mony we met with Iain and his very sup­port­ive fam­ily.

“Iain is a po­lite and ma­ture young man and we can see how de­ter­mined he is to suc­ceed in life and, with his fam­ily at his side, I’m sure he will. Con­grat­u­la­tions Iain!”

De­lighted Iain Gor­don re­ceives the Billy Hunter Award for 2017

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