Residents who go above and beyond for their community have been chosen as finalists in the 2019 Provost’s Civic Awards.

Clydebank’s Jack Burgoyne, who gives up his free time to coach children aged between three and 16 at the Titan group of Clydebank Rugby Club has been shortlisted for Sports Champion (Sponsored by Water Wise Utilities).

Meanwhile The Good Life Group, which is made up of adults with additional learning needs who have spent the last 20 years working to make life better for them and their peers by delivering innovative training programmes on a wide range of issues faced by people with disabilities, have been shortlisted for Community/Voluntary Champions Team (sponsored by Caledonia Housing Association).

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The awards, which are being held in partnership with Wheatley Group, are taking place on August 30.

Almost 150 nominations were received as residents highlighted the person or group they felt made significant contribution to improving the area and the lives of people who live in West Dunbartonshire.

Provost William Hendrie said: “I am so thankful to our residents who took the time to highlight these exceptional people for an award.

“It was a very difficult task to select a shortlist because every nominee was so deserving of praise.

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“They each have gone above and beyond to help someone else, in some cases devoting hundreds of hours of their own time to improve the lives of others and make a real difference in our communities. Everyone who was nominated for this year’s awards should be immensely proud of themselves.

“I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to meet these champions in person at our awards and announce our winners.”