Claire needs your vote

Claire Gillies, CEO of Penicuik YMCA/YWCA
Claire Gillies, CEO of Penicuik YMCA/YWCA

Claire Gillies, CEO of Penicuik Y, is in the running for a 2016 Scottish Charity Award.

Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the life-changing work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.

Penicuik Y is the only YMCA or YWCA to be shortlisted for any category in this year’s awards.

Claire said: “I am delighted to be nominated for this award. Young people require excellent facilities and support from the third sector. I hope that the Penicuik Y team has led by example how to engage young people and make a real difference in the community.”

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said: “Year after year Scottish charities and voluntary organisations prove themselves to be beacons for creativity, tenacity and innovation. This year’s Scottish Charity Awards finalists demonstrate these qualities in abundance and are shining examples of how people can work together to make Scotland a better place.”

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public via online voting.

To vote go to http://www.scvo.org.uk/charity-awards/claire-gillies/?group=az