CALDERGLEN HIGH SCHOOL BEFRIENDING PROJECT

CALDERGLEN HIGH SCHOOL BEFRIENDING PROJECT

Older people involved in an award winning befriending project have given pupils at Calderglen High School a glowing report.

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Lady Haughey  CBE  visited the East Kilbride secondary school to meet with the pupils and older people they have befriended and to hear about the project, and also to learn about other volunteering and outreach work the pupils undertake in the community. Continue reading →

Posted by Gavin Whitefield in Local Events
BEM PRESENTATION – 13th NOVEMBER 2019

BEM PRESENTATION – 13th NOVEMBER 2019

A dad who has spent the last decade raising awareness of childhood cancers has been awarded the British Empire Medal. 

 

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Lady Susan Haughey  CBE  presented the accolade to Graham Reid, from Coatbridge, at a ceremony in South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, Hamilton this week.  Continue reading →

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Kirkfieldbank Primary School -Ancre Somme Association Scotland – Presentation

Kirkfieldbank Primary School -Ancre Somme Association Scotland – Presentation

 On Monday 4th November 2019  Deputy Lieutenant Millar Stoddart DL  attended a remembrance presentation  at Kirkfieldbank  Primary School .This followed an  invitation from  the Ancre Somme Association Scotland who were  giving a talk to the children on HM Armed Forces and Remembrance. Education is at the heart of the Association’s work engaging with schools and community groups to honour the service given by the  brave members of our armed forces  and remember the ultimate  sacrifice given by so many in the Great War and subsequent conflicts . After the presentation, discussion took place with the pupils before Millar unveiled the ” Lest We Forget ” bench very kindly donated by the Ancre Somme Association and  shown in the attached photograph .
The Lieutenancy wish the Association continued success in all of its  future work with schools and community groups .

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Second Public Speaking Competition

Second Public Speaking Competition

Following the   success of the  inaugural Public Speaking Competition for Schools in Lanarkshire in March 2019 the second competition  was held on 20 September 2019 at the Ravenscraig Sports facility Motherwell with the following schools taking part:

Cardinal Newman High, Bellshill

Holy Cross High. Hamilton

John Ogilvie High, Hamilton

Kilsyth Academy

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Dedication Event – Holy Trinity Motherwell

Dedication Event – Holy Trinity Motherwell

On  Sunday 1st September 2019 the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire  Lady Susan Haughey CBE was the honoured guest of the vestry committee at the dedication service for the Holy Trinity Community Access Project.

The church hosted several guests, friends and families associated with the church for the occasion. The service was led by lay reader emeritus Charlie Sargent. The rector Rev Richard Kilgour presided at the altar and gave the sermon. In the sermon reference was made to inclusion and hospitality to the ‘stranger’ in the New Testament letter of the Hebrews and the banqueting guests referred to in Luke’s gospel. The organist was Betty Sargent and she accompanied hymns and parts of the Eucharist with voluntary pieces before and after the service. The cross bearer was Danny Craig, the altar server Grace Craig and the readings were given by Katharine Kilgour. As part of the service two youngsters made their first communion. Ava and Kara Lynch who presently serve in the choir were accompanied by two godparents ; affirmed the creed and received their welcome as communicants in the church. There were 75 communicants in attendance with support from the congregation at Motherwell and St. Andrew’s Wishaw.

At the close of the service the cross and choir led the procession to the south door of the church. The rector gave the prayer of dedication with the call to ‘let our work be a bridge that gives access to all’, and the completed works were declared open as  Lady Haughey cut the ribbon. In appreciation Ava and Kara Lynch presented Lady Haughey with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the congregation. The dedication was followed by the unveiling of a plaque for the ramp access to be named in memory of the late Robert Sanders. Mrs May Sanders and family members were in attendance. Following the conclusion of the official proceedings the church hosted refreshments for all.  A vote of thanks was given by the rector to Lady Haughey before she left.  With regard to this project the rector has said ‘We are delighted that the Lord Lieutenant accepted our invitation to mark our special dedication event. The total cost of the works involved in the Community Access project came to approx. £55,000. We are so grateful to our fund raisers – individuals obtaining sponsorships, supporters of church fundraising, grant aid from All Churches Trust and Viridor Credits in Scotland, and many generous donations including anonymous contributions and those made by individuals, or in memory of a loved one. Our wider community including North Lanarkshire Council and Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire have been a constant source of invaluable support and advice’. The rector reports that the activities at the church continue to be developed with junior and adult table tennis activities, new yoga classes for all, and continuing programme of activities including a Wednesday dancing class.

Thanks are due to Holy Trinity who provided the above information for the Lieutenancy Website .

 

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Presentation to Army Cadet and Sergeant

Presentation to Army Cadet and Sergeant

On Wednesday 28th August 2019 a small ceremony was held at the Civic Centre, Motherwell where Lord-Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE presented Cadet Sergeant Connor Mullen of 2 Platoon Royal Scots Borderers with his certificate of appointment as the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet of Lanarkshire. Continue reading →

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Lanark in Bloom and Castlebank Volunteers presented with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Lanark in Bloom and Castlebank Volunteers presented with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

On Thursday 18th July, Lanark in Bloom and the volunteers at Castlebank Horticultural Centre were presented with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Known as the MBE for volunteer groups, this is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities.

The award was presented at Castlebank Horticultural Centre by Lady Susan Haughey  CBE, Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire. Lady Haughey was accompanied by Vice Lord Lieutenant Gavin Whitefield CBE, and Deputy  Lieutenant Millar Stoddart.

The recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service are announced every year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. In this year’s awards, the Lanark in Bloom and Castlebank volunteers are the only recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in Lanarkshire.

Lanark in Bloom have been enhancing the local quality of life and putting a little colour into their town since 2004, and volunteers at Castlebank Horticultural Centre have worked tirelessly to regenerate and transform Castlebank Park’s gardens which had become neglected and unused for years. Both of the groups are based at Castlebank Horticultural Centre, a rural hub for horticultural training, education and volunteering opportunities within Castlebank Park.

From Orkney to Oxfordshire and Stranraer to Somerset, the number of organisations receiving a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service has risen again this year – with 281 in total. It is granted to exceptional volunteer groups across the UK who are making a positive impact on the lives of others.

On receiving the award on behalf of the volunteers, Ernest Romer, Chairman of Lanark in Bloom, said: “It’s a huge honour to receive this award – it’s all down to the volunteers and their hard work over the years!”

Lord Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE  commented  ” Lanark in Bloom and Castlebank Volunteers is an outstanding example of volunteers freely giving of their considerable time and talents to make a real positive difference in their community improving the quality of the local environment and the quality of life of its residents . I wish everyone associated with the project continued success for the future .”

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee Chair Sir Martyn Lewis, said: The record number of nominations for this year’s Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service proves that volunteering at a grassroots level continues to thrive. This year it is a real pleasure to congratulate 281 winners – all with strong reputations for successfully tackling a wide variety of issues and problems in their communities. They are powerful examples of real democracy in action. We know there are thousands more local organisations doing great work, and I would strongly encourage those people who have seen them in action or benefitted from their activities to consider nominating them for next year’s awards. They are the highest our country can bestow on groups of volunteers.

Minister for Civil Society and Sport Mims Davies said: Volunteers make an incredible difference to so many people’s lives and their communities. These prestigious awards recognise the wonderful work being done by many voluntary organisations across the country. I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to all the worthy winners for their continued hard work and dedication. To find out more about Castlebank Horticultural Centre, please visit www.lanarktrust.co.uk

Notes

Thanks are due to the Lanark Development Trust for sharing this media release which provides the basis of this  update to  the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy Website .

 

 

 

 

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