Volunteer of year award for David

David Bayne British Heart Foundation Scotland Fundraising Volunteer of the Year winner 2013
David Bayne British Heart Foundation Scotland Fundraising Volunteer of the Year winner 2013

A Kennoway man deemed a ‘hero’ for his voluntary service has revealed one of his main reasons for carrying out his work is because he likes to think that someone will be there for him when needed.

David Bayne (63) was named British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland’s Fundraising Volunteer of the Year and was presented with his award at the charity’s annual conference in Edinburgh.

“I’m sure there are so many worthy volunteers who give their time to British Heart Foundation Scotland so I’m delighted they picked me to get this award,” David said.

“Why do I do it? Well, you never know when you might need the charity’s support yourself.

“It’s also rewarding and great fun.”

Since 2010 David has raised nearly £1500 and has worked hard to raise awareness of BHF Scotland and heart health in the local area.

David was particularly involved in a range of fundraising activities across Fife, during National Heart Month in February which were featured in the Mail and he also regularly organised community fundraising events in his spare time, as well as encouraging others to get involved.

Marjory Burns, director of BHF Scotland paid tribute to his “outstanding commitment to volunteering’.

She said: “Every volunteer is a real heart hero for BHF Scotland, but David scooped the accolade for his outstanding dedication and commitment over more than two years’ service as a volunteer for the charity.”

Whilst accepting his award David pleaded with others to give volunteering a try.

He added: “I would encourage anyone to volunteer with BHF Scotland.”

For more information about volunteering for the British Heart Foundation Scotland visit bhf.org.uk/volunteer or contact Lisa Stafford on staffordl@bhf.org.uk or call 01259 220451.