Julie is delighted to be lending a hand to the Host City Volunteers Programme. She says “I am a Glasgow girl at heart! I am lending my support to the Host City Volunteers Programme where everyone can be united to help bring and welcome our Commonwealth Nations and the World to Scotland.
A person is a person, regardless of my disability, I wanted to give something back to a city that has richly enhanced me. It is now your time to volunteer”.
Julie was recruited by Mark O’Neill, Director of Policy & Research, Glasgow Life. Mark says “Julie’s energy and passion for living life to the full is inspirational. Given that we can’t bottle it and distribute it to Host City Volunteers, the only other option was for them to see Julie in person!”.
The volunteer programme is part of Host City Glasgow – a 3-year project led by Glasgow Life to help enhance the potential impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on civic pride, volunteering legacy and communities in the host city. The £1.7million project has just been awarded £632,000 by the Big Lottery Fund, with other funding and support provided by Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life.