Bute’s Jenna receives award from Princess Royal

Jenna Speirs met the Princess Royal at Argyll Voluntary Action's Decade fo Volunteering award on June 27.
Jenna Speirs met the Princess Royal at Argyll Voluntary Action's Decade fo Volunteering award on June 27.

Jenna Speirs from Bute charity Calum’s Cabin received an award from HRH the Princess Royal this week.

Jenna was presented with a glass trophy after winning the individual new development award at Argyll Voluntary Action’s ‘Decade of Volunteering’ awards on June 27.

Ten award recipients, selected from annual winners from the past ten years, received trophies from Princess Anne at the event - the largest celebration of volunteering ever held in Argyll and Bute.

Categories and winners were as follows:

Impact in the community – Family Mediation Contact Centre Argyll & Bute;

Volunteer challenge – Russell Campbell from Islay;

Volunteer long service – Frederique (Fred) Hill from Dunoon;

Individual impact in the community award – Grace Scott of Oban Community Charity Shop;

Inspiring Young People organisation award – Campbeltown Young Firefighters;

Supporting Older People award – Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre SCIO;

Inspiring Others award – Irene Harrower of Oban and Homestart Lorn;

Volunteer Ambassador Award – Ross McFarlane of Helensburgh and Jigsaw Cornerstone;

Islands Volunteer award – Rosie MacPherson of Islay;

Individual New Development award – Jenna Spiers for Calum’s Cabin on Bute.

The Princess Royal arrived early and spent longer than planned visiting various stands and talking with 80 volunteers, service users and senior colleagues from the NHS, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Argyll and Bute Council, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.