Two young volunteers are 'giving back' to the Glasgow charity which once helped them as kids. 

Summer Weir and Farrah McIvor, both 16-years-old, began volunteering at the Pavilion charity around two years ago, and have since helped create a 'safe space fore kids' in the Easterhouse area. 

From helping run 'fun' activities for youngsters attending the service, to sorting snacks when they arrive from school, the girls have become 'invaluable pillars of support' for service users, which they were once upon a time. 

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Speaking to the Glasgow Times, Summer said: "The Pavilion helped us when we (Farrah and I) were young people.

"Pavilion is the reason I am who I am as they have given me so much and now, it is our turn to finally give back.

"I feel like Farrah and I are making a difference, especially to the kids, as they have us supporting them and having their backs at all times."

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Farrah added: "Summer and I started attending the club when we were in primary school and we have since just progressed through.

"I really enjoy volunteering at the pavilion, it is the highlight of my week each time I go. My time volunteering at pavilion has helped build my confidence and turned me into the person I am now."

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The girls, who work with children aged from primary one to seven, have found that their work at the hub has made a tremendous difference to the kids in attendance. 

Farrah said: "We are offering a safe space to the kids at the club and even outside of it.

"When we are at school, the kids feel comfortable approaching us due to the relationship we have formed with them through our volunteering.

"I love going into the Pavilion each week and seeing the big smile on the kids' faces when they look through the door and can see us standing there. It proves the difference we are making to the kids' lives."

Summer added: "Our role with volunteering involves a number of amazing opportunities and roles for ourselves and young people.

"We are someone that the kids can trust and we create a space where they can feel free to tell us anything they want without worry.

"We provide a place full of fun and freedom where the kids are able to be their crazy selves and express themselves however they desire."

Farrah and Summer have earned themselves a place in the Glasgow Community Champions final due to their hard work within the community. 

After winning in their heat for the North East, the pair will be heading to the grand final in hopes to scoop up the win for the Young Award category. 

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Farrah said: "I was over the moon when I found out the news that we made it to the final. I couldn't wait to tell my friends and family.

"It makes me feel appreciated that we have been recognised within the community.

"To win the award would mean a lot to me. It would prove that all my hard work and effort within the community is paying off and all of the people who have attended the Pavilion feel impacted by my dedication."

Summer added: "I was and still am absolutely thrilled to be a finalist.

"When we heard the news that we won our heat I was so excited and happy that we had impacted enough people in a positive way through our volunteering.

"To win the community champion award would just be unreal and it would mean so incredibly much to me. I have always tried my best to help others as it something I take joy in doing and for it to be rewarded is something I never dreamed of."

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The Glasgow Community Champions ceremony will take place on December 5. 

The awards are run by the Glasgow Times in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Wheatley Glasgow, Trades House Glasgow and Merck.

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