Scottish Huntington’s Association scoops national youth work award

Grant and Jordan

Our work with children and young people has been recognised with a major national award.

The YouthLink Scotland National Youth Work Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the youth work sector – were held in Glasgow on 12 June 2024.

Scottish Huntington’s Association beat stiff competition from across the sector to scoop the Health and Wellbeing Award, with the trophy being presented to Youth Service Lead Grant Walker and Youth Ambassador Jordan Cullen.

This huge achievement for our frontline Youth Service team also recognises the input and support of colleagues from across the organisation in addition to our volunteer fundraisers, our inspirational Youth Ambassadors, and the children and young people we support.

Grant Walker, Youth Service Lead, said:

“I am delighted for Scottish Huntington’s Association, the Youth Service team and the young people we support. It’s amazing to be recognised at such a competitive level and to have the opportunity to tell more people about the work that we do and why it’s so important.

“I am very proud of the Youth Service and how it has developed over the years thanks to the expertise and commitment of the Specialist Youth Advisors. The National Youth Work Award is also testament to our young people and the vital role they play in driving and shaping a service that’s right for them.

“Thank you to colleagues in every department across Scottish Huntington’s Association for their guidance, support and, crucially, access to the funding we need to continue this important work. This National Youth Work Award is a great achievement by the whole organisation.

“After Pete, Jenny and Kevin have had a chance to see the award it will be delivered to National Office. We will bring it to summer camp next month to show our young people and to the Family Gathering later this year.”

Visit https://hdscotland.org/youth-service/ to find out more about the work of our award-winning Youth Service.

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