South Lanarkshire charity LEAP the Lightburn Elderly Association Project has been named the Herald Society Awards 2019 Older People’s Project of the Year.
The announcement came at the Awards dinner on Wednesday, 6 November at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow. Introducing the award, host Jennifer Reoch, the TV and radio presenter, said all the finalists had been exceptional.
The announcement was made by Maureen Mallon, CEO of OSCR and a member of the judging panel.
Picking up the award, Stuart McGregor, LEAP’s executive director said: “We were proud to be named as finalists in this year’s awards and never expected to win, especially against other finalists Edinburgh Leisure, Lingo Flamingo and Living Streets. “
“However, winning the award is testament to the hard work of our hundreds of front-line volunteers and our small but dedicated staff team. This is for them.”
LEAP’s Chair Gilbert Feron was also a finalist on the night in the Unsung Hero award, which was won by Duncan Spiers from Calum’s Cabin.