Frank Ross, Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of The City of Edinburgh will honour some of the dedicated volunteers who give their time, energy and commitment to the people of Edinburgh at a special awards ceremony taking place at the City Chambers.
This film about the Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2018 - Malcolm Scullion, will be premiered at this years awards ceremony.
"After coming to Thistle and finding the support needed, Malcolm started volunteering to help others at Thistle while managing his own recovery.
Malcolm continuously looks for new ways to contribute and has taken on a wide range of volunteering roles over the last three years; providing peer support on Lifestyle Management courses, volunteering at events, media projects with Thistle’s development team, creating audio-visual material to help show the work Thistle does, recording our ‘Bit of a Blether’ podcasts; co-founded and facilitating our creative writing group – Scribblers, and setting up the group’s Facebook page so those who can’t attend can keep up-to-date and feel included. Malcolm’s also compiled an anthology of the group’s creative work to bring it to a wider audience, and supports outreach events across numerous venues too.
Each role undertaken has been incredibly valuable and Malcolm’s eagerness to support others comes through in everything he does. Recently the most significant and powerful gift Malcolm has given, is the sharing of his personal story in a high profile fundraising campaign. It’s a huge decision to take, and demonstrates the passion and belief Malcolm has to help others face life after a devastating diagnosis. The story challenges the assumption that conditions such as brain haemorrhages don’t affect young people, and that long-term conditions are a concern for older rather than for younger people. Malcolm hopes sharing his story will help people facing their own health challenges, of all ages, to feel less alone, and to know there is support out there for them. It’s an incredibly selfless undertaking."
With thanks to volunteer Richard Morgan for shooting and editing this film.
Find out more here: https://voled.in/awards