Graham Stirling, CGI’s Chairman 2011-2013, was awarded the CVS Volunteer of the Year Award on 5th June at the ceremonies at the Inchyra Grange. His work over the past six years single-handedly picking up 3000 sacks of litter from Fankerton to Skinflats and reign as a “fair and thoughtful” chairman for CGI were noted, along with his volunteer work with Friends of Plean Country Park, Germand Shepherd Rescue Charity, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Lyndsey Burns of Scottish Waterways Trust was Runner Up.
“Considering the breadth of volunteering talent on display at the awards ceremony, the judges’ decision reflects their appreciation of the work carried out by groups such as CGI,” said Graham. “The award was completely unexpected and is for everyone involved with CGI – we’re all absolutely delighted.”
In addition to awards for 5, 10, 20 and 30 years service (CGI received their 5 year pins), other individuals and groups were awarded as follows: Young Volunteer of the Year—Liam Egan, Larbert Baptist Church Daycare and Lunch Club; Sports Volunteer of the Year—Caroline Lawless, Falkirk Victoria Harriers; Engaging Organisation of the Year—The Dolphin Club; Youth Engaging Organisation of the Year—Unison Kinneil Band; Outstanding Achievement in Health & Wellbeing—CSV’s RSVP Forth Valley; Provost’s Lifetime Achievement—Andrew Stevenson, Falkirk Victoria Harriers.