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Marathon man Bob wins Terrific Trustee

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Judges found he is a remarkable example of what people can accomplish with support and self-belief

Bob Nolan of Deafblind Scotland has been named as Scotland’s most Terrific Trustee.

He scooped the accolade at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards.

Bob, the chair of the charity, is deafblind and judges found he is a remarkable example of what people can accomplish with support and self-belief.

He began work as a volunteer with Deafblind UK in 1998 and was a member of its original Scottish Management Committee.

A determined fundraiser and keen marathon runner, Bob has completed the London race four times and Edinburgh’s three times, all to raise funds and awareness for the organisation.

Fellow trustee Alison Brownlie collected the award on his behalf.

She said: “We are overjoyed that Bob has won this wonderful award. Thank you to everyone who voted for our chair and celebrated the significant achievements of deafblind people. Unfortunately Bob was not able to accept the award in person as he is currently embarking on the 3 Peaks Tandem Challenge, so has asked me to accept the award on his behalf.”

Charities and individuals across Scotland have been recognised for the life-changing difference they make at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards, which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Organised annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards celebrate the amazing work that people within charities and community groups do every day, all over the country, to help those in need and raise awareness of important causes.

Andrew Burns, convener of SCVO, said: “A huge congratulations to our winners and all of this year’s finalists. Each of the 40 individuals and organisations shortlisted make a huge difference to the communities they work with, and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring the third sector together to both recognise and celebrate their achievements.

“We received over 13,000 votes for the People’s Choice Award so I would also like to thank all those who contributed to the evening by voting for their favourite charity. A wonderful night had by all.”