Dr Ethel Gray (Lead Scotland) Annual Volunteer of the Year Award
Our late patron, Dr Ethel Gray, left a legacy to Lead Scotland and it was decided to use this for an annual award to recognise the excellent contribution made by Lead Scotland volunteers. A shield showing the recipient’s name is held in the main office and each recipient receives an award.
In 2016 the nominees came from all over Scotland and we were lucky to have some of them at the AGM in Perth with their guests. Tricia Illsley announced the volunteers nominated for our Dr Ethel Gray (Lead Scotland) Volunteer of the Year Award and the winner was: David Leathar, a volunteer from North Lanarkshire.
David was nominated by both his Learning Co-ordinator, Donna, and a fellow volunteer. David has been volunteering with Lead for a staggering 17 years! Over this time David has supported many learners both individually and in groups, David is also a founder member of the North Lanarkshire Friends of Lead group. Donna described David as a “fantastic ambassador for Lead Scotland” and says that he “stands out in so many ways as an exemplary volunteer, who gives so much to the organisation. The volunteer says that David’s “attitude and level of commitment is above and beyond”.