An Arbroath teenager received an award last week to highlight her commitment to volunteering with young people.
Caitlin Waddilove (17), an S6 pupil at Arbroath Academy was awarded the Saltire Award for volunteering 100 hours of her time to the Friday Nite Project.
The project is run by the Tayside Council on Alcohol in partnership with Tayside Police, Community Learning and Development officers, NHS Tayside, and Angus Council’s leisure department.
It attracts around 130 children aged between 11 and 16 every week to take part in a variety of activities including cheer leading, football, trampolining and badminton.
The partners also deliver workshops on alcohol and drugs and there are volunteers on hand for one-to-one chats.
Kate Wood from the Tayside Council on Alcohol praised Caitlin’s dedication. She said: “Caitlin has been down there every Friday night since September getting involved with the kids and the activities.”
Elaine Johnson, also from the Tayside Council on Alcohol added: “Caitlin is one of many young people throughout Angus who volunteer but this is a new award designed to give them recognition for their achievement. Her dedication is very much appreciated by all of the Friday Night Project partners.
“Friday was the last session for this block so we thought it was a good opportunity to give Caitlin her award.”