Charity partner announce new Chair

Friday 21 June 2024

Scott McGinigal and Mark Williams
Denis Law Legacy Trust, the children's charity based at RGU, has appointed Scott McGinigal, Director of Technical Services and HSES at Spirit Energy, as its new Chair.

First getting involved with Denis Law Legacy Trust in 2015, Scott has served on the charity’s board of trustees since 2022, supporting the Trust’s fundraising efforts and the steering of its award-winning Streetsport programme, which is run in partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Outlining his ambition to grow the fruitful partnership between Denis Law Legacy Trust and RGU, as one of his first acts as chair, Scott McGinigal announced a new formal agreement with RGU to further strengthen the collaboration between the likeminded organisations.

Scott McGinigal, Chair, Denis Law Legacy Trust said: “I am incredibly proud to be appointed Chair of such a fantastic charity whose patron is an icon of both Scottish sport and the city of Aberdeen.

“The challenges young people face have continued to increase over recent years, particularly in the more disadvantaged areas of the city, and the need for charities such as ours has never been more acute. Having been involved with the Trust for several years, I have seen first-hand the positive impact that it has on young people across the city.

“We are extremely grateful to RGU for our partnership and the support we receive at all levels from the Principal, individual schools, staff and student volunteers. We believe the partnership between ourselves and RGU is unique and we look forward to exploring further how we work together to empower young people and provide them with a range of positive pathways.”

Lynn Kilbride, Vice-Principal for Academic Development and Student Experience, Robert Gordon University said: “Our partnership with the Trust is one that we are incredibly proud of and we look forward to working with Scott and the wider team to not only continue the excellent work that we do together in the city and beyond but also look for more ways we can make a difference.”

Mark Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Denis Law Legacy Trust said: “ We are delighted to welcome Scott as our new Chair and I'm very much looking forward to working closely with him at such an exciting time for the charity – having just launched Denis Law’s Academy and also the new Cruyff Court in Tillydrone the next few years will be see us support more disadvantaged young people in Aberdeen than ever before.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our outgoing chair, Alistair Findlater, for his continued support and hard work in helping to make these fantastic projects come to fruition.”

Based below RGU SPORT, Denis Law Legacy Trust supports and empowers young people to thrive through a range of free to access programmes and activities that aim to reduce youth anti-social behaviour, improve health and wellbeing, and encourage inclusivity through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour.

First published by Denis Law Legacy Trust.

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