Fife youth work volunteer Chris Mulraney wins LGBT Volunteer of the Year at the first ever Fife Rainbow Gala and Awards

[Photo of award winners with Nancy Clench. Chris is third from the left of the photo. Photo credited to Pink Saltire

Chris volunteers at LGBT Youth Scotland’s Flavours of Fife youth group and was nominated for the award by a young person who attends the group. Awards were won across eight categories, with Chris receiving a trophy for LGBT Volunteer of the Year Award.

Attending ‘Fife Rainbow Gala and Awards’ last Friday at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, Chris joined over 130 guests for an evening of entertainment, inspirational speeches and an awards ceremony.

Fife’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community came together with friends and family to recognise the efforts underway across Fife by individuals and organisations working to end discrimination and stigma.

Speaking about the event Chris commented: 

"It was lovely to be recognised. I've learned so much and it's been a brilliant few months"

“The event was great and a first for Fife so it was exciting to be part of that and recognise the LGBT community in Fife and to see us working together.”

Surprised at his nomination, he said:

“I was really surprised to be nominated so I was shocked to win I've only been volunteering for a few months and feel like I'm still finding my feet.

“It was lovely to be recognised though. I've learned so much and it's been a brilliant few months.”

Speaking about Chris’s contribution to the group the young person who made the nomination commented:

“Chris genuinely cares, and changes my whole outlook on the week, when I know he is rooting for me, when he checks up on me with a smile. He is extremely supportive of everyone, and their individuality, and is very important in making the group feel like a large family.”