Awards for vol­un­teers

The Oban Times - - News -

TWO young lo­cal vol­un­teers were greatly sur­prised when they ended up at the re­ceiv­ing end at the Com­mu­nity Re­source Net­work Scot­land an­nual awards din­ner in Ed­in­burgh’s op­u­lent Bal­moral Ho­tel.

Sean Lo­gan and Con­nor Glover, vol­un­teers with the lo­cal re­cy­cling agency Re­JIG, were firmly un­der the im­pres­sion that their din­ner invitation was a mere to­ken of thanks. To their ut­ter amaze­ment they were called up on stage where they were pre­sented with their Saltire awards by the cap­i­tal’s Lord Provost Don­ald Wil­son in front of 300 peo­ple.

Both boys re­ceived the As­cent Award which marks 500 hours of vol­un­teer­ing and Con­nor also scooped the ad­di­tional Sum­mit Award which recog­nises more than 1,000 hours of vol­un­teer­ing.

As well as vol­un­teer­ing, th­ese awards taken into ac­count cash han­dling, beach rang­ing, cus­tomer ser­vices and work­ing in a pro­duc­tion en­vi­ron­ment.

Re­JIG chair Robert Smith said: ‘ We would like to sin­cerely thank both young men on their ef­forts and the Saltire scheme for their recog­ni­tion. We have thor­oughly en­joyed work­ing with the re­cip­i­ents and com­mend them on their com­mit­ment to Re­JIG.’

Saltire Award win­ners Sean Lo­gan and Con­nor Glover with Ed­in­burgh Lord Provost Don­ald Wil­son.

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