Highlands Welfare Benefits Advisor wins prestigious award
Issued by Macmillan Cancer Support
A Highlands welfare benefits advisor has been given a prestigious award by a leading cancer charity.
Peter Macintyre was awarded the Henry Garnett Award by Macmillan Cancer Support for his work at the Macmillan CAB Service in Raigmore Hospital.
The award is given to Macmillan professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the charity by going above and beyond in their professional role.
Macmillan Cancer Support funds the service to provide advice and support to people affected by cancer, their families and carers throughout the Highlands from Caithness to Oban.
Joanne Adamson, Macmillan's Partnership Manager for North Scotland, said: "This service is extremely important for people affected by cancer living in the Highland region of Scotland and we are delighted that one of the team, Peter Macintyre, has been recognised for his hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.
“He has helped hundreds of people access welfare benefits and financial support and it is due to his commitment and professionalism that he is well known, respected and loved by Macmillan professionals, people affected by cancer and the wider community.”
Health Projects Manager Elaine Donnelly said: “Every other response we get back in our comments box says Peter has gone beyond the call of duty. He just gives that little bit extra.
“Once you meet Peter you never forget him. He is a lovely, intelligent, humorous, gentle man.”
Sheila McKandie, Benefits and Welfare Manager at The Highland Council, added: “I extend my congratulations to Peter for his well-deserved achievement. It is important that patients and carers continue to receive this type of support in a dignified and sensitive manner.”
Peter, who has been with the service since it was set up 12 years ago, said he was humbled to win the award.
“It’s an award for the whole project, that’s how I view it,” he said. “I feel quite humbled. “The best thing about my job is helping ordinary people get through difficult times.”
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