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Proud Winners - Fife Voluntary Action 2016

We are only a small charity in Fife yet we were able to put forward two candidates for the "Fife Voluntary Action" Annual Awards Ceremony which took place at the Rothes Hall in Glenrothes last June.

The categories that we were nominated under were "Volunteer of the year" and the " Most Mature Volunteer of the Year".

We won both categories which was a real feather in our cap for such a small charity.

The trophy for volunteer of the year was won by John Mackay which was presented by Provost Jim Leishman.

Unfortunately Nancy McGill,(94) winner of the Mature award broke her wrist on the day of the ceremony and spent the night in hospital instead of attending the evening. We are all pleased to say that Nancy is back on her feet and taking more care of herself.

Here is some information about the event from Fife Volunteer Action

Fife’s biggest celebration of the voluntary sector recognises hard work

Volunteers and voluntary organisations from across Fife were honored Wednesday night (01 June) at Fife Voluntary Action’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

250 people attended the event at the Rothes Hall, which was hosted by Professor Garry Taylor, Acting Principal of St Andrews University. The Awards are the biggest event of its kind in Fife.

Over the course of the evening awards in 16 separate categories were presented to hardworking people and organisations from all corners of the Kingdom.

Provost Jim Leishman MBE was on hand to present the awards to the winners.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year award went to John MacKay from Cupar who volunteers with Continuing Care Service. Last year John put in an incredible 515 hours of his time driving clients to hospital and shopping. John often puts his clients’ needs over his own and recently, taking a gentleman for chemotherapy, John cut a day off his holiday in order to give that client the continuity. 

If you would like to read more then you can view the article here