Over the past 12 months, they’ve worked had to promote legacy themes with a particular focus on helping their community become more environmentally responsible and live more sustainably. They have secured over £5,000 of external funding for their project which involves visits to local renewable projects and encouraging local children to stay active.
They’ve also helped secure 420 trees which will be a new feature in their local community and laid a sustainable legacy plaque, which was made by the Cunningsburgh glass recycling business.
Sam Maver, 17, Youth Legacy Ambassador said: “We didn’t think we were going to win. It’s completely surreal, I was just shaking. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to talk about what we do. We’re so proud of the work we’ve done and the work we’re continuing to do to make a lasting legacy for the Commonwealth Games in our community. Like the 420 trees we planted , we want our project to continue to grow. This is a chance to thank people from Shetland for their support and tell them how brilliant they’ve been.”