Saltire Summit Awards for young volunteers were presented by Provost Liz Grant, 30th May 2015.
Christy Benning, Rory Oag, Scott Jewell, Sophie Murdoch Georgeina Guilar, Findlay Skeet and Kerry Ferguson were all nominated by the people they volunteer with to receive the Saltire Summit Award.
The Summit Panel spoke of the commitment the recipients had to their volunteer roles and the wide variety of activities those receiving their Summit Awards are involved in: Window Dressing, Dish Washing, Sports & Gymnastics Coaching, Administration, Saltire Ambassadors, Youth Work, Committee Work, Refereeing and Children’s Play Schemes
The event was held in the Salutation Hotel, Perth, hosted and organised by the Summit Panel; Ross Cormack, Dagmara Bieniek and Sophie Murdoch, who introduced the young achievers, congratulated them and welcomed them and their guests to a buffet afterwards.
Picture 1 (left): Summit Panel - Ross Cormack, Sophie Murdoch and Dagmara Bieniek.
Picture 2 (right): The young volunteers with their awards and Provost Liz Grant.
The Saltire Summit Award can only be received through nomination. It is for young people who have achieved a 200 hour Saltire Award, the organisation or group they volunteer with can then nominate them for the award to give recognition when they consider their contribution to be outstanding.
A panel of young people, who have participated in relevant training, read the nominations for the Summit Awards and select the recipients. They were also responsible for organising and hosting the event to present the Awards. The panel are given guidance and support from Lidia Dye of the Perth & Kinross Third Sector Interface.
Only 8 other young people in Perth and Kinross have previously received this award for their exceptional contribution when volunteering. The Saltire Summit Award is an opportunity for organisations to give their volunteers special recognition and we hope more organisations and community groups take advantage of this in the future.
The First Saltire Summit Awards for young volunteers were presented by John Swinney MSP on 17th May 2014.
Callum Tosh, Sarah Dobbie, James O’Donnell, Jamie Stewart, Catherine Gordon, Steven Stewart and Lee Alexander all received their Summit Certificates from John Swinney, MSP for North Perth, one other volunteer achieved the award, Shanagh Campbell, who could not make it to the event.
The Summit Panel spoke of the commitment the recipients had to their volunteer roles and the wide variety of activities those receiving their Summit Awards are involved in: youth clubs, music groups, lunch clubs, dance classes, brownies, guides, charity shops, hospital visits, time banking, highland games, baton twirling, outdoor education, befriending, play schemes, saltire ambassador, job club, sports, and art festival.
The event was held in the Gateway, Methven Street, hosted and organised by the Summit Panel; Sophie Murdoch, Raymond Tiffin and James O’Donnell who introduced the young achievers, congratulated them and welcomed them and their guests to a buffet afterwards.
Picture 1 (left): Steven Stewart, Sarah Dobbie, James O’Donnell, John Swinney, Jamie Stewart, Lee Alexander, Callum Tosh, Catherine Gordon
Picture 2 (right): James O’Donnell, Kerry Ferguson, John Swinney, Sophie Murdoch, Raymond Tiffin