East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson is calling on people to nominate an inspirational local young person for the 2014 Peter Buchanan Award for Personal Endeavour, which recognises extraordinary achievement in the face of challenging circumstances.
The award is open to anyone between 13 and 19 years of age who lives, or attends a secondary school, in East Dunbartonshire. Jo is encouraging local people to nominate a worthy youngster at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBAward2014. The closing date for award nominations is 31st August.
Commenting on the award scheme, Jo said:
“This award is in honour of Peter Buchanan whose selfless work for local charity Positive Achievements motivated and supported many young people between the ages of 15-20 who felt they lacked direction in this critical time of their lives.
“Even in challenging circumstances, every young person can realise their potential with the right support network that encourages ambition. I commend this scheme and ask people to nominate a local and well-deserving young person who has inspired others with their determination to succeed.”