Gold award for a dedicated volunteer

GOING FOR GOLD: Betty Smith recieves her award from the former Provost of Angus Ruth Leslie Melville
GOING FOR GOLD: Betty Smith recieves her award from the former Provost of Angus Ruth Leslie Melville

LOCAL woman Betty Smith is the worthy recipient of the Gold Volunteering Award for her dedication to the cause.

Betty was presented with her award at the Kirriemuir Community Learning and Development by Ruth Leslie Melville, former Provost of Angus.

It was Betty’s friend Ellen Little who contacted the Volunteer Centre Angus just a short time ago to see if there was any way her friend could be put forward for the award.

Ellen said: “Betty has been through so much recently and still continues to have a positive outlook on life. Despite the odds being against her recently she has continued her volunteering journey and Ellen feels she deserves an Award for her contribution to volunteering over the years.

Betty has contributed over 40 years of her life to volunteering including different organisations such as Lippen Care, Cancer Research shop and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The Gold Volunteering award acknowledges the massive impact volunteering makes to the people who contribute so much of their time.

Betty and her husband have also raised a lot of money for the Cancer Campaign through Ninewells Hospital (Help Dennis beat the Menace Campaign).

There any many opportunities for people wanting to volunteer if you would like to make a difference and find out more please contact Voluntary Action Angus on 01241 875525.