Young volunteers reach the summit with award

(left to right) Eilidh Selfridge, Jasmine Smales, Callum Anderson, Hannah Turbitt and Megan Kay.
(left to right) Eilidh Selfridge, Jasmine Smales, Callum Anderson, Hannah Turbitt and Megan Kay.

Five young people were recently recognised for their selfless volunteering work when they received Saltire Summit Awards.

Eilidh Selfridge, Jasmine Smales, Callum Anderson, Hannah Turbitt and Megan Kay each received the award at the recent Volunteer Midlothian Awards held at Newbattle Abbey College.

The Saltire Awards aims to help broaden opportunities for 12 to 25-year-olds to volunteer and be recognised for their efforts.

Midlothian Council’s director of education, communities and economy Dr Mary Smith congratulated recipients: “A huge well done to all of our hard working volunteers. To contribute to the 80,000 hours of volunteering locally is a great achievement.

“The work volunteers do makes a significan.t impact on their own lives, by building their confidence and giving them valuable experience. “However, it is also very important in changing and supporting the lives of others, many of whom are our most vulnerable residents.”

To participate in the Saltire Awards, Midlothian young people can sign up at: www.saltireawards.org.uk or via Volunteer Midlothian, 32/6 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Dalkeith, EH22 3NX.