Cancer charity trustee wins national award

Scottish Health Awards recognises work of Fife dentist in raising awareness of mouth cancer

24 November, 2017 / infocus
 

A young dentist from Fife who has been instrumental in setting up and running a mouth cancer charity has been recognised at the Scottish Health Awards 2017.

Niall McGoldrick, a Dundee graduate and one of the main drivers behind the formation of the Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer (LTAMC) charity, was awarded the Young Achiever Award at the glittering awards ceremony on 3 November. The awards, run in partnership between the Daily Record, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government, recognise the hard work of healthcare staff from across the NHS workplace in Scotland.

The Young Achiever category is awarded to an individual of 30 years or younger who “has demonstrated outstanding achievement as part of their working life… who has shown initiative, drive and excellent judgement in their work to achieve exceptional results”.

After being presented with his honour by Shona Robison MSP, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Niall said: “I am completely overwhelmed with this award. This evening has really been special and I feel so privileged to be among all the finalists here tonight. This is not just for me but for all those behind LTAMC, including the other trustees, our volunteers and fundraisers. It is also for everyone who has gone out to Peru with me to help the people there. Thank you!”

More information

Turn to page 28 of this issue to read an interview with Niall’s LTAMC trustee colleagues Ewan MacKessack-Leitch and Stephanie Sammut.

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