GCVS spent an enjoyable evening at the first Alistair Malloy Inspire Awards which took place on 8th June 2015 at Glasgow City Chambers, billed as a celebration of opportunity, initiative, action, passion, diversity and commitment to community.
These awards were created to remember the inspiring contribution, passions and interests Volunteer Glasgow’s friend and colleague, Alistair Malloy, who passed away in March 2014. The three categories of award were Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation and Best Newcomer.
9 volunteer involving organisations were shortlisted for an award in each of the three categories and guests had the opportunity to hear from each of them about their particular projects. Below are the nominees and winners of each award.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
- Host City Volunteers – winner
- Hidden Gardens
- The Food Train
- GK Experience – winner
- Cranhill Development Trust
- Scottish Refugee Council’s Peer Education for Health and Well-being Programme
- Navigate- Glasgow Homeless Network – winner
- GK Experience.
The evening was a fitting tribute to Alistair whose wife Claire read out a touching letter she had received about from a volunteer he had helped.
Volunteer Glasgow is committed to ensuring his memory continues to inspire people across the city.
GCVS would like to congratulate our colleagues at Volunteer Glasgow on the success of the awards and look forward, with interest, to next year.