Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Provost’s citizenship honour for selfless locals
An Airdrie man was among the outstanding individuals and community organisations recognised through the North Lanarkshire’s Provost’s citizenship awards.
James Brown worked tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in his role as a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland.
He gave tremendous support to the NHS, patients and people in the community by helping to deliver vital services to hospitals and medical facilities.
James was crowned as one of the worthy winners in this year’s awards, along with Lanarkshire Deaf Club, Wishaw-based Craigneuk lifelong learning centre, Cumbernauld resilience group, Motherwell resident Fraser Flemming and Viewpark woman Mary Wood.
Provost Jean Jones visited each the winners to present them with their prizes, after delays due to the Covid pandemic.
Now in their second year, the awards allow residents to nominate individuals or groups deserving of recognition for the “outstanding efforts they make to help change and improve the lives of others”.
Provost Jones told the Advertiser: “We have some outstanding people and organisations in North Lanarkshire who go above and beyond to help others in our communities.
“Our citizenship awards are about recognising those that go that extra mile to help others.
“This year we have some really deserving and inspirational winners, and I am very grateful to everyone who took the opportunity to put forward their nominations.”
Recipients were judged to have shown significant contribution to the community; leadership on a community issue “resulting in development and regeneration of an area or enhancement of community life”; involvement in a lead role in a significant initiative bringing “positive change and added value to community life”; and inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.