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Scottish Charity Awards 2015!

Scottish Charity Awards 2015!

19 Jun 2015

Volunteer Midlothian’s Connect Online project was shortlisted as a finalist for SCVO’s Digital Dynamo Award. Una Paterson (Connect Online Project Coordinator), Roisin Fitzsimons (Head of Services – Connect) and one of our long serving volunteers Donald Cameron attended the ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Thursday 4 June. The First Minister gave a speech about the importance of the Third Sector’s contribution to the economy, the awards were presented by Kay Adams and we were delighted to receive a certificate for being one of the five finalists in the Digital Dynamo category. Thank you to all our volunteers and funders including Midlothian Council Change Fund, Robertson Trust and Lloyds TSB. For a full list of winners click here.

Pictured above: Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister), Roisin Fitzsimons and Una Paterson.

Pictured right: Connect Online volunteer Donald Cameron, Roisin Fitzsimons, Una Paterson receiving our certificate.

Volunteers needed to support this one off event!

18 Jun 2015

A variety of volunteering opportunities available.

To find out more contact Steven on 0131 654 2531 or email

Volunteers' Week

01 Jun 2015

Volunteers' Week takes place from 1st-7th June every year. Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating volunteers and volunteering. This event acknowledges the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian; it recognises the contribution of volunteers and rewards them for their dedication and commitment.

Our annual Volunteers' Week Awards Ceremony took place at Newbattle Abbey College on Thursday 4 June 2015.

Award Winners 2015

Service to the Community Award

presented by Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson, Police Scotland

Winner: Sandra Lawson, Highbank Day Centre

Health & Wellbeing Award

presented by Allister Short, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health & Social Partnership

Winner: Beeslack Family Disabled Club

Preservation of our Environment & Heritage Award

presented by Kate Goan, EDF Energy

Winner: Rowan Group

Inspiring Young Volunteer Award

presented by Annette Lang, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service

Winner: Beadazzling Volunteers

Long Service to Volunteering Award

presented by Geoff Dawe and Margaret Meikle, The Rotary of Esk Valley

Winner: Cancer Research UK Volunteers

Volunteer Team of the Year Award

presented by Sir Robert Clerk,  Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian

Winner: Home Link Family Support Volunteers

Saltire Summit Awards

presented by Natalie Christison, Volunteer Midlothian

Winners: Jessica Wilkinson, Jordan Donald, Tommy Flanagan, Holly Heatley & Thomas Gray

Volunteer Managers Award

presented by Gordon McCubbing, SQA

Winner: Fiona Inglis, Rosewell Development Trust

Pictured below are all of the 2015 award winners.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

This event could not be made possible without the help of our sponsors & supporters: SQA, EDF Energy, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health and Social Partnership, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service, Police Scotland, The Rotary Club of Esk Valley and Newbattle Abbey College. 

Transform Tea Dance

26 May 2015

The Transform Team held a Tea Dance for older people on Friday 15 May as part of the intergenerational befriending project. Despite the unseasonably cold weather that day, the event was still extremely successful with over 55 people attending. The event was held in Penicuik Town Hall and we had music from Johnny Jenkins who played piano and got everyone up dancing. 10 young volunteers (aged 14-20) from across Midlothian helped with the event; selling raffle tickets, serving tea and cake and dancing with some of the older people! We plan to hold another one in the summer, so look out for details of this in the coming months. For more information on the Transform Project call 0131 660 1216 or email the team. 

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