Friockheim volunteer up for award

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A local volunteer at Forfar Guide Dogs Training School has been nominated for a national award.

Friockheim resident Lamont Forbes has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s national Guide Dogs Annual Awards.

Lamont will attend a star-studded awards ceremony on December 11 at the renowned London Hilton on Park Lane, where all the winners will be revealed.

Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2013, in partnership with Specsavers, celebrate the extraordinary partnerships between guide dogs and their owners, as well as the dedication of the people who make these partnerships possible.

Lamont has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement award because of his dedication and commitment over a considerable time to Guide Dogs’ life-changing services.

Lamont began supporting Guide Dogs in 1975. Since then his roles have included volunteer liaison officer, Guide Dogs speaker and chair of the fund-raising group.

These days Lamont is likely to be found hosting tours at Guide Dogs Forfar Training School.

Logan Anderson, manager of the Forfar Training School, said: “Lamont is an exceptional ambassador for Guide Dogs Scotland.

“Nothing is ever too much for Lamont and we couldn’t do without him.

“To be shortlisted in the Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2013 is a significant achievement, and I feel very proud that Lamont has made it through to the final round – he most certainly deserves it.”

The evening ceremony will be a night to remember with plenty of glitz, celebrities, special performances and a silent auction which will importantly raise more funds for the charity to create more life-changing partnerships. For more information about Guide Dogs Scotland see