An audio-visual technician with a heart of gold has been shortlisted for a top award.
Alex Allan, who works at Harlaw Academy, has been nominated in the Unsung Hero category of the Children and Young Person’s Awards, run by Aberdeen City Council.
The awards aim to recognise those who show commitment to their role working with children and young people, and go above and beyond what is expected of them for the good of others.
The honour will be given to an individual, team or volunteer who works continuously and tirelessly behind the scenes, goes the extra mile, or has made an outstanding contribution in their role working with children and young people.
Alex was nominated by Tom Whyte, the faculty head of wider achievement at Harlaw Academy, who said: “Throughout two decades, Alex has contributed to the wider life of the school and has volunteered thousands of hours.
“Alex is also a member of the Lions Club, and devotes even more of his time to service outside school.
“He has led and supported the school’s Leo Club – the section of the Lions Club for young people – that has raised countless thousands of pounds for good causes over its 12 years in existence.”
Alex also created and leads Harlaw Studios, which trains pupils how to use green screen technology and filming techniques, he has also helped pupils learn movie-making skills and produce numerous films.
Tom added: “Alex is a model employee, outstanding volunteer and person who puts children first. He is the exact definition of someone who has gone the extra mile for years with no thought for benefitting himself.”
All shortlisted nominees are invited to an awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 27, at the Beach Ballroom which will run from 6pm until 9pm, where the winner will be announced.
To vote for Alex as the unsung hero, visit http://bit.ly/2y7rEjU