We are absolutely delighted that Adele McGowan was awarded Midlothian Volunteer of the Year at a splendid ceremony organised by Volunteer Centre Midlothian. Owen Thompson MP presented her with the award and Adele said 'I can't believe it's me. I've got so much out of befriending with Home Link Family Support, it's been great.'
Since 2010 Adele has been matched with 11 families, often taking on 2 families at the same time. She is a great listener and understands exactly what the families need from a befriender. Adele also gets along great with the kids and helps parents with practical parenting support, Big Bedtime read and Bookbug and crafts She is always willing to help out with training, and group work. She will be a massive loss to us as she leaves for permanent work - we wish her all the bestAdele with Owen Thompson MP