Trust re­wards student

Lennox Herald - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

The first Tul­lochan Trust Cly­de­bank Col­lege Schol­ar­ship was awarded to Alexandria student Ge­of­frey Hume. Ge­off, 25, re­ceived £500.

As a student on the en­try to nurs­ing course at the col­lege, Ge­off hoped to go on to univer­sity to study nurs­ing.

He was plan­ning on be­com­ing a mid­wife and at the time there were only three male mid­wives in Scot­land.

Fiona Stu­art, chair­man of the Tul­lochan Trust, im­me­di­ately knew Ge­off had the at­tributes re­quired by the trust when she in­ter­viewed him for the schol­ar­ship.

Com­bined with an out­go­ing per­son­al­ity, Fiona recog­nised Ge­off had tremen­dous drive, wanted to help others and had a clear goal for the fu­ture.

This was demon­strated through his vol­un­tary work with Amer­i­can foot­ball.

A keen player him­self, Ge­off and four others taught Amer­i­can foot­ball to boys be­tween the ages of 11 and 18.

Ge­off said: “Be­tween the ages of 14 and 17 it’s im­por­tant to have some­thing to chan­nel your en­er­gies into and to feel you can achieve your goals and dreams.”

Fiona said: “This is ex­actly the type of ac­tiv­ity the trust is keen to sup­port. By award­ing Ge­off the schol­ar­ship we are help­ing him to help a large num­ber of young adults in the com­mu­nity.”

This was the sec­ond award to be made to a student at the col­lege.

Han­dover Fiona Stu­art, left, presents the cheque to Ge­off Hume with Karen Cor­bett and Hugh Walker

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.