Chris Ross

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CHRIS ROSS, BCAv
Glasgow

 

Michael Underwood, Chris Ross BCAv, Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers

Michael Underwood, Chris Ross BCAv, Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers

Chris aged 22, has been actively involved in making improvements in his local community for the past six years. He is a keen supporter of community food enterprises and has worked for the North Glasgow Community Food Initiative.  At the age of 21 he became a Director for North Glasgow Healthy Living Community and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, where he has had a direct influence in people’s lives in the area through promoting healthy eating workshops and influencing policy.

Chris is dedicated to improving health in his community and tackling social isolation.  He regularly helps at the local homeless organisation Emmaus, based in Possilpark where he ensures that any waste food is redirected to Emmaus to be put to good use.  Chris also volunteers at the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, helping people secure jobs and teaching them new skills to make them more employable.

He is passionate about making a difference in his community, and works energetically to do so, stopping at nothing.  His aim is to continue to dedicate himself to making a difference in one of the most deprived areas of the UK and if everyone in the community pulls together – he believes that this can happen.

 

Nominated by:  Taylor Lynch