Enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992
LEAP has been named the Herald
Society Awards 2019 Older People's
Project of the Year.
The announcement came at the Awards
dinner on Wednesday, 6 November at
the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow.
Introducing the award, host Jennifer
Reoch, the TV and radio presenter, said
all the finalists had been exceptional.
The announcement was made by
Maureen Mallon, CEO of OSCR and a IT'S OURS ... (l-r) Maureen Mallon, CEO OSCR, Stuart McGregor, executive
member of the judging panel. director LEAP, Gilbert Feron, Chair LEAP, Maureen McLaughlin, volunteer at
LEAP and awards host Jennifer Reoch
Picking up the award, Stuart McGregor, LEAP's executive director said: “We
were proud to be named as finalists in this year's awards and never
expected to win, especially against other finalists Edinburgh Leisure,
Lingo Flamingo and Living Streets.
“However, winning the award is testament to the hard work of our
hundreds of front-line volunteers and our small but dedicated
“This is for them.”
LEAP's Chair Gilbert Feron was also a finalist on the night in
the Unsung Hero award, which was won by Duncan Spiers
from Calum's Cabin.