CLARE ADAMSON MSP PRESENTS ASH SCOTLAND AWARD TO LOCAL PEER EDUCATION CHARITY
SNP MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw Clare Adamson recently presented local Wishaw youth-group, LANDED, with an ASH Scotland Award of Excellence recognising their work towards a tobacco-free generation of Scots by 2034.
The awards ceremony, which was sponsored by SNP MSP for the Highlands and Islands, Maree Todd, celebrated the work of groups across the country as part of Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation; an initiative by health charity Action on Smoking and Health.
LANDED offer volunteering opportunities for young people and support them to become positive active citizens whilst promoting healthy lifestyles through peer education. Their work includes recruiting, training and supporting young people aged 16-22 to become volunteer peer educators; delivering drugs, alcohol, sexual health and tobacco awareness raising workshops to young people in the community; and the development of a range of youth friendly resources to raise awareness about topical health issues.
Commenting, Ms Adamson said:
“I was delighted to present this award to the wonderful LANDED, who work brilliantly with young people across Lanarkshire.
The award recognises their recent workshops on the health effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke, the law surrounding tobacco and the benefits of quitting. They have also developed a popular life-sized tobacco board game which I can’t wait to try when I visit.
It is vitally important that the young people of Motherwell & Wishaw are educated on the health impacts of smoking and LANDED should be congratulated for their brilliant work in that area.”
Date: 5 December 2016