Lamont’s nomination for award

Lamont Forbes, who has dedicated almost 40 years to Guide Dogs Scotland.
Lamont Forbes, who has dedicated almost 40 years to Guide Dogs Scotland.

A Friockheim man who has dedicated almost 50 years to raising money for Guide Dogs Scotland has been shortlisted for a national honour.

Lamont Forbes has been nonimated for a lifetime achievement award at this year’s national Guide Dogs Annual Awards.

He will attend the ceremony on Wednesday (December 11) at the renowned London Hilton on Park Lane, where all the winners will be revealed.

His nomination comes due to his dedication and commitment to Guide Dogs’ life-changing services over a considerable time.

Lamont began supporting Guide Dogs in 1975. Since then his roles have included volunteer liaison officer, Guide Dogs speaker and chair of the fund-raising group.

These days Lamont is likely to be found hosting tours at Guide Dogs Forfar Training School.

“Lamont is an exceptional ambassador for Guide Dogs Scotland,” said Logan Anderson, manager of the Forfar Training School.

“Nothing is ever too much for Lamont and we couldn’t do without him. To be shortlisted in the Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2013 is a significant achievement, and I feel very proud that Lamont has made it through to the final round – he most certainly deserves it.”

The evening ceremony is being described as a night to remember with celebrities, special performances and a silent auction which will importantly raise more funds for the charity to create more life-changing partnerships.

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