Another look at a few extracts from the forthcoming book, “Blantyre People“, which explores the lives of nearly 1,500 Blantyre people over the last EIGHT Centuries!
Born in 1976, Michelle Balfour has lived in Blantyre all her life. Former St Blanes Pupil, then to John Ogilvie High School, she started in Terminal One on Logan Street as a youth volunteer at the young age of 15. However, she had been attending the premises, even previous to this as a member of the Elizabeth Scott Centre from the age of only 8.
At sixteen years old, incredibly Michelle became Vice-Chairperson of Blantyre Youth Development team, then as Chairperson by the age of 17, a position she held for 2 years.
Gaining her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award was a proud moment and indeed she was one of the first young people ever to do so. This adventure included spending 4 weeks in the Alps. Now a family woman, Michelle currently in 2020, works as a volunteer at Hyper Cyber and is also Secretary of the Logan Street Tenants and Residents Association.
She is passionate about working with young people and has certainly made positive impressions on Blantyre’s youth. Well done Michelle.
Posted following interview and kind permission.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Ashley Hubbard Awesome Michelle
Aileen Farrell Awesome Michelle, well done you xxx
Kathleen Byrne Clarke Welll done hen
Karen ALittle Hawkins Well done sis. Proud of you
Jackie Paterson i can proudly say she is one of my good friends and has been since we were at school she is a brilliant friend and brilliant mum to her boys and sophie sending loads of love your way mrs x
Kate Blackburn Well done Michelle very worthwhile and much needed thing to do, loved my years as a youth worker.
Morag Bramman Brilliant Michelle you kept all your achievements quiet while working with us at bsb your family must be so proud of you xx
Margaret McLaughlin Russell Well done Michelle
Anne Mosley Well Done Michelle ! What a story Thank You so much for all you have done for the young people of Blantyre