Taggart star’s praise for Midlothian youngsters

DALKEITH, UK - 16th November 2012:  Actor and People's Postcode Lottery ambassador, Colin McCreadie, visits Children 1st in Dalkeith to meet young people who have been thrust into a caring role within their family.  The Midlothian Young Carers service, run by Children 1st and supported by the People's Postcode Lottery, provides individual support and advice for young people across Midlothian who find themselves caring for a dependent relative at home. Pictured Colin talks to young carers Rebecca Martin (black top), age 12, Becca McLaren (grey top), age 15, and Liam Dobbie (red top), age 14. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)
DALKEITH, UK - 16th November 2012: Actor and People's Postcode Lottery ambassador, Colin McCreadie, visits Children 1st in Dalkeith to meet young people who have been thrust into a caring role within their family. The Midlothian Young Carers service, run by Children 1st and supported by the People's Postcode Lottery, provides individual support and advice for young people across Midlothian who find themselves caring for a dependent relative at home. Pictured Colin talks to young carers Rebecca Martin (black top), age 12, Becca McLaren (grey top), age 15, and Liam Dobbie (red top), age 14. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

TV star Colin McCredie admitted he was ‘blown away’ by three young carers when he visited CHILDREN 1ST’s Midlothian Young Carers service recently.

Colin, of ‘Taggart’ and ‘Wooly and Tig’ fame, visited the service in Dalkeith in his role as Ambassador for People’s Postcode Lottery, whose players have raised more than £2.2 million for the charity to date.

He heard first-hand from teenagers Becca McLaren, Rebecca Martin and Liam Dobbie what it’s like looking after a family member with long-term illness or disability and how the service has helped.

Colin said: “Quite frankly I was blown away by the great work that the team do and by the fantastic young people who have such a positive outlook on life.”

Read full story in the December 13 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.