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Community heroes honoured in Provost Awards

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Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Award winners celebrated at a special ceremony held in the Tweedie Hall, Linwood.

Five community heroes accepted awards by Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall and the sponsors for each category.

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Almost 100 people and organisations were nominated for an award in the five award categories, which were revamped last year.

The award winners, their families and the people who nominated them were invited to the event.

This year’s winners were:

Employer of the Year award (sponsored by Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark MacMillan) – Lorna Bradley, Paisley

Sporting Achievement award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services) – Ross Paterson, Paisley

Community Volunteer award (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd) – Arlene Clark, Renfrew

Community Group award (sponsored by Piazza shopping centre, Paisley) – I Am Me, Renfrewshire

Carer’s award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison) – Amanda Macdonald, Glenburn

Provost Hall said: “It is always important to recognise and honour the many dedicated people who do so much for others in the community, often without looking for anything in return. The huge number of nominations is a great indicator of the good that takes place daily within our communities, so deciding on five winners is always a hard thing to do.

“The five winners have dedicated much of their own personal time to helping others and are a true inspiration. As I listen to their stories, I am humbled and moved by how they have overcome adversity to make the lives of those around them better.

“I also honoured nine community stalwarts with a Distinction Certificate, who have helped to shape and transform our communities over the years. Their contributions have benefited many in the community.”

Provost Hall awarded Distinction Certificates to nine community champions to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to Renfrewshire. The certificates were awarded to Maureen Brough, Lesley Compston, Jessie James, Robert Knox, Margaret Lavery, Elizabeth McLean, Alan Madden, Sheila Patterson and Doreen Polson.

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Image 1: Lorna Bradley, manager of Stepping Stones nursery and winner of the Employer of the Year Award, with Renfrewshire Council’s Depute Leader Mike Holmes

Image 2: Ross Paterson, winner of the Sporting Achievement Award, with Ken Sinclair, Health and Safety Manager, Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services

Image 3: Arlene Clark, winner of the Community Volunteer Award, Glasgow Airport’s Communications Manager, Nicola Macnaughton.

Image 4: Carol Burt, founder of I Am Me project and winner of the Community Group Award, with Maureen Hill, Centre Manager of Paisley’s Piazza shopping centre.

Image 5: Amanda Macdonald, winner of the Carer’s Award, with former Provost Nancy Allison.

Image 6: Community Award winners Back l-r Ross Paterson, I Am Me team – Megan Milligan, Carol Burt and Fiona McIntyre, and Lorna Bradley. Front l-r Amanda Macdonald, Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall and Arlene Clark.

Image 7: Lesley Compston with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 8: Jessie James with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 9: Robert Knox with his Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 10: Margaret Lavery with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 11: Elizabeth McLean with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 12: Alan Madden with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 13: Sheila Patterson with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 14: Doreen Polson with her Distinction Certificate and Provost Anne Hall

Image 15: Distinction Certificates Back l-r Robert Knox, Margaret Lavery, Lesley Compston and Elizabeth McLean. Front l-r Sheila Patterson, Doreen Polson, Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall, Jessie James and Alan Madden. Not pictured – Maureen Brough.

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Deadline approaches for Provost’s Awards nominations

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall is urging people to get their nominations in for a leading awards scheme before the deadline of Saturday 31 January.

The Provost’s Community Awards honour those who devote their time to helping others in the Renfrewshire community or who are an inspiration to others.

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Anyone who lives or works in Renfrewshire can be nominated for an award.

Last year the categories for the awards were revamped into five themes: Community Group, Community Volunteer, Sporting Achievement, Carers Award and Employer of the Year.

Provost Hall said: “There are many unsung heroes in our community who selflessly dedicate their time to looking after others or who are an inspiration to others through their own drive and dedication to overcome adversity.

“Often these individuals don’t think they are doing anything special. I would encourage everyone who knows a special carer, a sporting enthusiast helping others to enjoy their sport or an employer exceeding expectations in developing employees to take the time and nominate them for an award.

“It is now even easier to put someone for an award. Nomination forms are available online and it only takes a few minutes to complete.”

Nomination forms can be filled in online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/provostawards. Printed forms are also available at Council offices and facilities.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2014.

Winning candidates will be invited to the Provost’s Community Awards ceremony on Friday 27 March 2014.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Nominations begin to pour in for the Provost’s Community Awards

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]People who live or work in Renfrewshire have begun to nominate those special people in our communities for a Provost’s Community Award.

The awards, which opened to nominations on Monday 27 October, are a chance to recognise those people who devote much of their time to others for little or nothing in return.

Taking the time to nominate someone for an award is what Gillian McGrane and Alison Hutchison did last year.

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Gillian and Alison, who work for Cairellot Nursery and Learning Centre, took just a few minutes out of their busy day to nominate their employer, Rosemary Elliot, for an award.

Little did they know then that Rosemary would go onto win the Employer of the Year award.

Gillian said “Nominating Rosie for the Employer of the Year Award was an easy decision.

“Rosie is a local mum and grandmother who has worked tirelessly for the provision of quality childcare in the village of Bishopton as well as being an advocate for the whole childcare sector.

“Most of us know someone who deserves a thank you and appreciation for what they do, day in day out without the want or wish for reward or recognition but unfortunately we are all guilty of sometimes being too busy to do something about it.

“When the leaflet advertising the Provost Awards popped through our door, we could think of no better accolade than a community award for someone who had dedicated her life to supporting the families around her.

“Rosie was thrilled and overwhelmed when our staff team told her of her nomination and win and we would encourage anyone to take a moment out of their day to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life or the life of your community.”

Nomination forms can be filled in online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/provostawards. Printed forms are also available at Council offices and facilities.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2015.

Winning candidates will be invited to the Provost’s Community Awards ceremony in March 2015.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Awards are back

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Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Awards are back

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Renfrewshire Provost Community Awards.
Businesses, individuals and community groups across Renfrewshire are being invited to put forward their local heroes for these long-running awards.

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate those in the community who have made special achievements and gone out of their way to make a difference to the lives of others.
The awards, which will be held in the Glynhill Hotel on Saturday 25 February, hosted by STV’s Sean Batty, who is himself from Paisley.
They are also set to be Provost Celia Lawson’s last as host in her role as Renfrewshire’s civic leader.There are seven award categories:

 

  • Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services)
  • Adult Achiever, sponsored by Diageo
  • Special Needs (sponsored by Scottish Power and former Provost Ronnie Burns)
  • Community Volunteer Award (sponsored by BASF Performance Products UK)
  • Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison)
  • Spirit of Fairtrade Award, (sponsored by the Piazza)
  • Child of Achievement (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd)

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