Care in the autumn years

Glasgow Times Community Champion Awards

Glasgow’s Golden Generation is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for a Community Champion Award by the Glasgow Times! We are so excited to be shortlisted – as a small charity, it’s always great to get recognition for the work we do. As well as the charity being shortlisted, several of our volunteers have also been nominated which is brilliant to see.

We need your help, please take the time to vote for GGG in the city wide category as well as our volunteers in the individual categories. We’d love to make the final but can’t do it without your support!

Voting is easy, just click here to vote for GGG overall and click here to vote in the area shortlists. We need as many votes as possible to get us to the final – this would be a fantastic boost for us and our dedicated volunteers.

The north east finalists in the Senior category are:

  • Peter Wilson who worked with the charity in the Mattie Carwood Day Centre for many years and then became a volunteer driver on retiring despite his health problems. 
  • Jean Menzies, who runs Carntyne Sunshine Club which is one of GGG’s weekly clubs. Jean does this as a volunteer and it’s a huge undertaking.

In the north west:


  • Ann Mills is a volunteer befriender with Glasgow’s Golden Generation – she has supported several older adults and recently appeared in Candis Magazine talking about her befriending journey.
  • Mary Wright took over the running of the Lambhill Weekly Club in the south of the city after the sad and unexpected death of the previous convener.
In the south:

  • Thelma Leinster (our very own Shaun’s mum!), who has raised hundreds of pounds for Glasgow’s Golden Generation by taking part in a zip-slide across the Clyde, despite a recent hip replacement.

Please take the time to vote for GGG and our amazing volunteers!