I WAS nominated by Glasgow Housing Association for the Glasgow Community Champion Awards for Glasgow East last year and was awarded the Public Service Individual Award, for which I was greatly honoured.
I went on to be overall winner for Glasgow at the awards at the City Chambers in December last year.
I can't thank you all enough for this honour. After receiving this award, I received an invitation from Buckingham Palace to the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
If it had not been for the Evening Times running the Community Champion Awards I would never have been invited to attend such a special occasion.
I'd like to thank you and your team for highlighting the good work that the ordinary people of Glasgow do and allowing me to be part of a special celebration.
John O'Hara, Public Service Individual Award Winner 2011
Think of docs
I READ with interest your article on smoking outside Yorkhill Hospital. I work in the NHS, am a non smoker and am appalled when I see this going on.
One of my colleagues who is battling leukemia was an inpatient in the Beatson and, on every visit I made, there were always patients outside having a cigarette.
Some were attached to drips, obviously having chemotherapy. Smoking has been a contributory factor to their illness.
Do they not stop to think the cost of their treatments, or how the specialists who are doing their best to help feel?
E Bowers Via email
I MUST highlight the inefficiencies of Glasgow City Council bulk uplift service. I requested an uplift of a three-piece suite by calling the council telling them it that had been fly-tipped.
I was told I would need to wait four weeks. Meanwhile, it will disintegrate and be a magnet for other fly-tipped items.
C'mon, Glasgow City Council fix this service.
Mr Clean Via email