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LEAP PARENT LOGO Facebook circle blue large Twitter blue large youtube-4-512 Herald-Society-Logo-2019_winner LEAP presented with award

LEAP named as

Herald Society

Awards Older

People's Project of

the Year

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

staff team.


“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.