Highly commended Lauren continues to inspire others

We are so proud of volunteer fundraiser Lauren Boag whose incredible support for Huntington’s families was recognised at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

Lauren was presented with a Highly Commended certificate in the Volunteer of the Year category – one of only two special such awards announced by broadcaster Sally Magnusson MBE.

It’s an amazing achievement – over 500 applicants were whittled down to just 39 finalists across all categories.

“I had a brilliant time – it has been such an amazing experience to be nominated and I am delighted to have been Highly Commended by the judging panel,” said Lauren.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and who wished me luck.”

Lauren, who is facing the onset of Huntington’s disease, is an outstanding volunteer fundraiser – there’s no stopping her when it comes to making sure Huntington’s families have the specialist support they need.

In January 2023 she set out to raise £5000 in 12 months to bring her total so far to £38,500. Lauren is now heading for £45,000 by the end of 2024. The working mum of two raises awareness by speaking at events and in the media and inspires people to get involved while creating valuable opportunities for Scottish Huntington’s Association to develop new relationships and expand its supporter base.

In this year alone, Lauren has already braved a nippy dip in freezing January temperatures, hosted a Taylor Swift tribute night and smashed the Kiltwalk in Aberdeen – all while organising her annual gala ball which will take place in November in her home village of Insch.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving to be recognised in this way – we are extremely grateful to Lauren for all she does for Huntington’s families and for Scottish Huntington’s Association,” said Chief Executive Alistair Haw.

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