Castle Douglas Lass Wins Two National Awards

Castle Douglas Lass, 29 year old ‘Kerry Mccleary’ has just been awarded two national awards for her Voluntary work. Kerry who attended Castle Douglas Primary School and Castle Douglas High School and still lives in the Dumfries and Galloway town, commutes to Glasgow most days to get to work. 

Kerry who was originally a volunteer at PDSA  the UK’s leading vet charity has now been made Assistant Manager of their Shawlands, Glasgow branch. Kerry Won two nationwide awards from PDSA for her voluntary work – Retail Volunteer 2016 and Overall Volunteer 2016.

A very modest Kerry told DGWGO ” Each store manager was given the chance to nominate someone into one of several categories. The nominations were then shortlisted and went onto a judging panel after the shortlisted nominees completed a questionnaire statement. I’m ever so slightly overwhelmed by it all. I’m not one for a fuss but everyone seems really pleased for me, if this can raise more awareness of PDSA in our region then that would be fantastic!”

She went on to say “The award was presented in our shop in Shawlands, Glasgow in front of some of our volunteers, shop manager and area manager. Our Director General, Jan McLoughlin, and Internal Communications & Engagement Manager, Jo Sparks, flew up from England to present the award. I’ve recently been made Assistant Manager but am absolutely delighted to have been rewarded for work done previously, as well as extremely shocked!

PDSA was formed in 1917 by Maria Dickin during the first world war, where she provided a free service for pets in need, in a Whitechapel basement. They will be celebrating the 100th anniversary this year. The charity   provide treatment for millions of poorly pets at 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices across the nation each year.


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