Anne McTaggart MSP has paid tribute to Aberlour Youthpoint Glasgow on winning the Young Award for outstanding contribution at the Evening Times Community Champions West awards. The ceremony, which took place in Drumchapel Community Centre on Wednesday 21st August, is the 4thevent in the 2013 Community Champion Awards, with the final taking place in December at the City Chambers. The awards ceremony is a chance to recognise and applaud the work done by charity and voluntary groups in Glasgow.
Based in the South West of the city, Aberlour Youthpoint began working in Whiteinch in October 2012. Since then it has helped hundreds of young people in deprived areas through street work and support, with workshops taking on drug and alcohol abuse, sectarianism, gang violence & sexual health issues.
After lodging a Parliamentary motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Charity, Mrs McTaggart said: “It’s brilliant that organisations such as Aberlour and the other nominees and winners at the ceremony are getting recognition for the great work they are doing which all too often goes under the radar.
We still face many problems as a city, including high levels of social deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, sectarianism and gang culture. That is why it is so important that groups like Aberlour continue to work with young people who have been marginalised in society, helping them to tackle these issues and improve their lives.”