Young volunteers honoured at ceremony

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DUMFRIES and Galloway’s youngsters were recognised for their work in the field of volunteering recently.

Within the group of 15 from Dumfries and Galloway, the young people have volunteered as youth workers, raised awareness of important causes, been involved in shaping services for young people and been involved in a range of local and national projects.

The young people from Dumfries and Galloway who received the award this year were:

Kelsey Bass, for her volunteering at the Oasis Youth Centre and Online Befriending, Kirsty Bertram, Dayle Laidlaw, Abigail McFaul and Anthony Taylor, for their volunteering as youth workers, John Kennedy, for his work with the Galloway Talking Newspaper, Ami Kirk, Daniel Thomas and Amy Wright, for their continued volunteering to raise awareness and support young people at local and national levels, William Lamont, for his work with Project Scotland, David Layden, for his work to develop services required for young people in the region, Eilidh Little, for her long term commitment to the Brownies and volunteering in a local school, Conor McCubbin, for directly supporting young people with issues affecting their lives, Nicola McRobert, for her tireless work to raise awareness of, and funding for British Brittle Bone Society and Jasmine Winter for her continued peer support to young people.

The Awards, run by Quality Scotland, are a national citizenship award which provides an opportunity to recognise and reward the effort and commitment of our young people who volunteer and contribute to the success of their communities. During its 18 years of running, over 1621 young people, throughout Scotland, have received the award with 105 from 9 different Local Authorities being presented this year in DG One Leisure Complex, Dumfries.