Award for inspiring Mackie pupil

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A pupil from Mackie Academy was recognised by Aberdeenshire Council for raising thousands of pounds for a children cancer charity.

13-year-old Ethan Turnbull was given the Pupil Voice award at the Inspiring Aberdeenshire awards ceremony.

Mackie Academy pupil Ethan Turnball won the Pupil Voice Award

Mackie Academy pupil Ethan Turnball won the Pupil Voice Award

Ehtan received the honour after raising £10,000 for charity CLIC Sargent, as his little brother is undergoing cancer treatment.

The Inspiring Aberdeenshire awards ceremony organised by Aberdeenshire Council took place at Haddo House, near Ellon, on Friday, June 17, to celebrate the work of people in the area who support their communities.

This year’s ceremony was the annual event’s fourth year of recognising the achievements of local residents.

Holly Taylor, fundraising manager for CLIC Sargent, was impressed with what Ethan had achieved.

She said: “Ethan has been brilliant to work with and I admire him getting stuck in when his family are going through such a difficult time.”

Commenting on the evening of the ceremony, Provost of Aberdeenshire, Hamish Vernal, said: “We’ve all been inspired by the stories we’ve heard of kind-hearted people who work tirelessly to support others, from young people raising money for causes close to their hearts to those who helped communities during the floods - all the winners make Aberdeenshire the great place it is.”

Council co-leader, Councilor Martin Kitts-Hayes, said: “The stories of inspirational people in Aberdeenshire never ceases to amaze me.”