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Provost’s Citizenship Awards recognise outstanding community groups and people

Outstanding local community organisations and individuals have been recognised through North Lanarkshire’s Provost’s Citizenship Awards.

Now in its second year, Provost Jean Jones visited the winners to present them with their prizes after delays due to the COVID pandemic.

Local residents were asked to nominate individuals or groups deserving of recognition for the “outstanding efforts they make to help change and improve the lives of others”.

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Following a shortlisting process, the winners were crowned as James Brown, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire Deaf Club in Motherwell, Craigneuk Lifelong Learning Centre, Fraser Flemming, from Motherwell, Mary Wood, of Viewpark, and Cumbernauld Resilience Group.

James Brown worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic in his role as a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland. By helping to deliver vital services to hospitals and medical facilities, James gave tremendous support to the NHS, patients and people in the community.

Provost's Citizenship Awards recognise outstanding community groups and people
Airdrie man James Brown was honoured for working tirelessly throughout the pandemic in his role as a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland

Fraser Fleming helped set-up the TripleTapTech charity to assist as many people as possible with a visual impairment so they can access and use technology to stay connected and independent.

He is registered as blind and has dedicated his time and talent to help others.

Mary Wood recently retired after 50 years of community work in Viewpark. She supported the Fallside Tenants’ association, helped run play schemes, community trips, was a foster parent and helped develop the hugely successful Focus Youth Project in Viewpark.

Provost Jones told Lanarkshire Live : “We have some outstanding people and organisations in North Lanarkshire who go above and beyond to help others in our communities.

“Our citizenship awards are about recognising those that go that extra mile to help others.

“This year, we have some really deserving and inspirational winners, and I am very grateful to everyone who took the opportunity to put forward their nominations.”

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