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2016 Make A Difference Award Winner

Thursday 27th July 2017

Alan Graham a member of 1st New Monkland Company was presented with the Make a Difference Award by STV news stalwart and former BB member John MacKay.

Alan received the national honour in Scotland for helping others in his local community where he carried out in excess of 250 hours at Airdrie Foodbank. He was joined at the presentation by Company Captain Calum McLeod and Fiona Curtis, Volunteer Coordinator of Airdrie Food Bank.

His volunteering efforts are going towards his Queen’s Badge and he is set to attend KGVI at Carronvale this summer.

Alan said “It’s an amazing feeling and a great honour. It came as a big surprise as it was it was a very unexpected nomination. My volunteering has given me a much clearer understanding of foodbanks and just how many people rely on them. The experience has also really helped me develop my teamwork and communication skills.”

In making the presentation, STV presenter John MacKay said “It’s a remarkable thing for such a young man to get involved in the food bank and make a difference to society. Alan’s story is an inspiring one.”

Nominations for the 2017 awards closed at the end of June and details on the winners will be announced later this year.

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