Published: 12/07/2018 07:00 - Updated: 06/07/2018 11:22

Inspiring volunteers get kids moving


Stuart Hamilton
Aileen Stuart with award sponsor Stuart Hamilton.

AN inspiring volunteer who helps put a spring in the step of Easter Ross youngsters on Sunday mornings has been recognised for her efforts.

Aileen Stuart, who is also a leading light in the Easter Ross town’s Saturday parkrun events, started the Sunday running club in 2015 as part of the Active Schools project.

Her enthusiasm has been credited with encouraging young people aged between eight and 16 to make strides towards improving their fitness and fine-tuning their sporting prowess in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

Aileen was amongst those recognised by High Life Highland (HLH) to thank top performing staff and volunteers.

Aileen was hailed in her nomination as "inspiring, with her bubbly and enthusiastic personality encouraging the participants all the time".

Donald McLachlan, chairman of the HLH board, said: "The board is privileged to have over 1700 volunteers, who work tirelessly, week in and week out to assist our staff in delivering a wide range of activities in and around our communities throughout the Highlands. We literally could not deliver the wide range and number of services without their help."

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