Stirling University Red Cross shortlisted for humanitarian award

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Image courtesy of Stirling University Red Cross

Stirling University’s Red Cross society has been nominated for a humanitarian award for their volunteering work.

The Humanitarian Citizens Awards is an award which “[celebrates] the extraordinary things ordinary young people do.”

Nominations for the award are peer judged by fellow young people who volunteer with the British Red Cross.

The awards ceremony, which Stirling University Red Cross will be attending, is being held in the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster on the 24th of November.

Stirling University Red Cross have a number of student volunteers working in the British Red Cross, providing services such as emergency response, fundraising and event first aid.

Recently, the Red Cross society raised £467.66 for the Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal, achieved by running a collection scheme at Tesco in Stirling.

President of SURC, Dominic Burns, spoke with Brig News today about their nomination.

“For a group that was set up little over a year ago, I am so proud of what we have achieved and how far we have come in such a short space of time.”

He added: “Our being shortlisted for this award is testament to the continued dedication of our volunteers and members, and I am delighted that we have been recognised nationally for our successes.”

You can find out more information about Stirling University Red Cross, and the work that they do, here.

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