Highlands and Islands Labour MSP has submitted a Parliamentary Motion to congratulate Shopper-Aide in Campbeltown for being honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Shopper-Aide are one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups who have been honoured with this award – which is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Mrs Grant visited the charity back in the summer of 2018 and she learned about the charity and the work that they do. Since then, she has remained supportive of the charity and has given her written support for funding.
Rhoda Grant said: “This charity are so deserving of this award and I’m proud of all of the volunteers. When I visited them back in 2018, I felt so inspired by the staff and volunteers and their commitment to fighting isolation in the Kintyre area. This charity is truly an asset to the area.”
Mrs Grant continued: “Isolation in an issue nationally, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, but it is particularly concerning in rural areas where resources are limited. To see a charitable organisation tackle this issue head on and for that to be recognised is great to see.”
Shopper-Aide helps those over 60 who suffer from isolation by offering shopping services, housekeeping and by planning social activities like Elderberries where clients meet up for lunch and take part in activities like art and crafts, quizzes and bingo.
Motion Number: S6M-00239
Lodged By: Rhoda Grant
Date Lodged: 03/06/2021
Title: Shopper-Aide, Campbelltown, Awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
That the Parliament congratulates Shopper-Aide in Campbeltown on it being honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award that a UK voluntary group can receive; notes that it is one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this prestigious award in 2021; understands that its volunteers help people aged over 60 with shopping and housekeeping and hold social activities in the Kintyre area to tackle isolation; congratulates everyone involved with this work, and wishes them, and Shopper-Aide, all the best for the future.