Diabetes Scotland honoured its amazing volunteers at the annual Inspire Awards ceremony in Glasgow recently.
Winners came from all over Scotland and included a marathon runner, local group organisers, young person's event coordinator, campaigners, and outstanding young volunteers. They partied the night away at the glitzy ceremony along with over 120 fellow volunteers and Diabetes Scotland staff.
Diabetes Scotland Inspire Award winners 2019:
- Local Groups & Communities Award - Highland Youngsters with Diabetes
- Supporting Diabetes UK Award - Dave Curry, Aberdeenshire
- Campaigning & Influencing Award - Caroline Held, Fife
- Fundraising Award - Iain 'Windy' Wilson, Tayside
- Reaching Out & Connecting Award - Val Williamson, West Lothian
- Supporting Others Award - Alyssa Faulkner, Ayrshire/Dundee
- Young Person's Outstanding Contribution Award - Beth Harris, Lanarkshire, and Braden Collins, Borders
- The John Ireland Award - May Millward MBE, West Lothian
“We are so proud of all of our fantastic volunteers. They're out there working hard in the community every day to support people living with diabetes and help us create a world where diabetes can do no harm. On behalf of the whole team, I'd like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our volunteers who make an enormous difference for the diabetes community in Scotland.”
Angela Mitchell, National Director, Diabetes Scotland
The Inspire Awards celebrate Diabetes Scotland’s dedicated volunteers who campaign to improve the quality of care available to people with diabetes, fundraise for pioneering research and raise awareness to stem the rising tide of diabetes.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Diabetes Scotland, or to join a local support group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 245 6380