Larkhall & District Volunteer Group Board

 

Anne AlstonAnne Alston - Chair

Chairing LDVG for 3 years, Anne has enjoyed the challenge of seeing the charity expand and move into larger premises. She worked for 32 years as a civil servant in DWP and has qualifications in Business Admin and Guidance. Over the years Anne has served as a member of committees; Playgroup, Scouts and work-based groups. Alongside her current role as Chair, Anne has been an elder at Chalmers Parish Church since 2016. Her involvement with LDVG began as a volunteer for call line, then went on to include lunch clubs and as an escort, and she continues to help with call line and lunch clubs. She enjoys this interest during retirement and values her involvement in the community. 

 

     

Paul McLaughlinPaul McLaughlin – Treasurer

Paul was an HR advisor with South Lanarkshire Council for 26 years and has also lectured in HR at a FE college. He has a BA Business Studies (Hons); Diploma Training Management and PG Dip Public Sector Management. Paul believes that volunteering with the Charity is a good way to give back to the community, to share skills and knowledge and to learn new skills. He joined LDVG Board in Sept 2017

 

 

 

Lesley McDonald 2Lesley McDonald - Secretary

Originally an Internal Auditor in local government Lesley changed course following the birth of her children as Estate Agent/Building Society Manager, until finally working with a large retail company in Property. She was a Local Government Councillor for 10 years, a J.P, Trustee and Education Convener with Robert Burns World Federation.  Lesley joined the Board in September 2018.

 

Jim McCannJim McCann

Jim spent 40 years in the motor trade, 22 years as General Manager. He has been volunteering as a driver for about 6 years, latterly with LDVG. Jim has been on the Board since 2017 and is still active as a volunteer driver.

 

 

Ronnie NisbetRonnie Nisbet

Ronnie has been self-employed for over 40 years and gained rich and varied experience in business and financial management, as well as people management. Whilst still operating as Managing Director for his own firm, he has combined volunteering for several years, mainly as a driver.  He is a walk leader and regularly takes one of our groups out and about. Ronnie takes great interest in the work of LDVG and wanted to become more involved in the management side of things, and has been on the Board since September 2018.

 

 

 

Ann RodgerAnn Rodger

Ann is a carer for a family member and has been active in her community for some time having organised a pensioners’ group for many years. Having visited LDVG to hire a minibus, she subsequently became a volunteer driver. Ann gets a lot of satisfaction from helping others and is always willing to do what she can.  She joined the Board in 2017 while still busy as a volunteer minibus driver, and also sits on a number of sub-committees including the Health & Safety Committee.

 

Michael VaughanMichael Vaughan

Volunteering since the age of 7 with the Salvation Army, Michael joined LDVG in 1998, mainly delivering the call Line service. He joined the Board in 2016. Michael began his career working for Glasgow City in finance, followed by two spells as Company Director.  He then returned to education and gained an HNC in Marketing and Advertising followed by appointment as Head of Administration in another Glasgow firm. His commitment to volunteering is longstanding as he finds it very rewarding and recognises the benefits it can add to physical and psychological wellbeing – a real stress buster!

 

Eric BudgellEric Budgell

Eric joined the Board in September 2018 and is also a volunteer driver, interested in all aspects of LDVG. He previously worked as Area Operations Manager (Scotland) (G4S) and has a City & Guilds. British Security Industry.  He is Vice President of the Larkhall Burns Club. President L.A.B.C., Marketing Committee Member Robert Burns World Federation. Elder Dalserf Parish Church.

 

 

Marion MurrayMarion Murray

Marion joined the Board in September 2018 following retirement from her post of manager with Department of Work and Pensions. She brings experience as a compliance officer for fraud. With a strong interest in supporting her community, Marion manages, on a voluntary basis, Children and Family workers in a local church where she also runs a community café one morning/week. She is enthusiastic in supporting and developing of the LDVG Board.