Hyslop Nominates Uphall Volunteer to be Local Hero at Opening of Parliament
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has nominated local volunteer, Paul Weddell to be her guest at the Scottish Parliament’s Local Hero and Riding of the Parliament Ceremony on July 2nd to mark the official opening of Holyrood’s fifth session.
“The opening of Session Five of the Scottish Parliament is an opportunity to celebrate the work and dedication of our local heroes from across the country.
“Paul Weddell dedicates his free time to volunteering and for the last 16 years has been involved with the No Limits Sports Club based in West Lothian for Children and Young Adults with a Disability and he has personally raised in excess of £160,000 to fund the clubs activities.
“Paul’s commitment to the No Limit’s Sports Club is inspiring and I know those who work with him, adults and young people alike, agree that he should be recognised as a local hero is West Lothian.”
Nominated by MSPs in recognition of their important personal contribution to the lives of people in Scotland, a total of 98 heroes have been nominated to-date and will take part in a ‘Riding’ along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Saturday, 2nd July.
About Paul Weddell:
As a retired policeman, Paul dedicates his free time to volunteering and was very involved with Carers of West Lothian. He has also volunteered with a number of disability and health groups and was the primary carer for his wife and for his daughter who requires round the clock care. For the last 16 years he has been involved with the No Limits Sports Club based in West Lothian for Children and Young Adults with a Disability. He has personally raised in excess of £160,000 to fund the clubs activities.