Highland MP Danny Alexander has congratulated one of Highland Hospice’s youngest supporters, Joey Macleod (age 12), who has been shortlisted for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Award 2014.
Highland Hospice nominated kind hearted Joey for helping his grandmother Annie to raise funds for the Hospice in a variety of ways – from selling raffle tickets to holding a sale of his old toys.
More recently, he organised a ceilidh by himself which raised over £3,000. Joey has received an invitation to the Awards Ceremony in November which takes place at the Palace of Westminster.
Mr Alexander: “Joey is a remarkable young lad. His gran and Highland Hospice are rightly very proud of him so I’m delighted they have nominated him for this award.
“I’m told Joey came up with the idea for the ceilidh and did all the leg work himself. By organising lots of prizes for a raffle simply by asking everyone he met anywhere if they would donate he has shown real drive and ingenuity.
“I wish him every success in November and in all his future fundraising.”
Kenny Steele, Highland Hospice Chief Executive Officer said: “Joey is a true inspiration in having done so much to fundraise for Highland Hospice at such a young age. I am so pleased that he has been shortlisted for this award. Whether he wins or not, he is a real star in our eyes.”