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Motion ref. S5M-23088

Alexander Community Development Volunteers

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Stevenson, Sandra White

That the Parliament congratulates Alexander Community Development in Dundee on enabling six of its volunteers to each successfully gain a Saltire Award in recognition of their dedication to volunteering; understands that Alexander Community Development is a community-driven organisation that provides hands-on training for both young people and adults of all abilities and trades, with a view to upskilling them for work opportunities while supporting local communities; notes that the Saltire Awards are a way for the Scottish Government to celebrate, recognise and reward the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland who are aged between 12 and 25; commends the six volunteers for their ongoing contribution to distributing food to local food banks and contributing to the kitchen refit at the local Maxwell Centre; applauds Alexander Community Development for its food distribution efforts throughout Dundee in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting many food projects as a central storage and distribution hub in the city, and wishes Alexander Community Development and all of its volunteers continued success.