On the 10 March 2017 it was the 10th anniversary of the day, Jamie McColl an apprentice estate caretaker with the Association, tragically died following an incident in Tresta Road.
Jamie was a local lad who left school and joined the Association through a work experience placement and soon became an apprentice estate caretaker in the Association’s employability initiative. The Association’s Director, Kenny Mollins said, ‘ Jamie through his commitment, dedication and achievements in his work secured an apprenticeship and the events in the early hours of Saturday 10 March 2007 cut short a promising career and his life. It was a very sad time for the Association and the Cadder community where we had lost one of our own in such tragic circumstances.’
Kenny further stated, ‘It was great to see Jamie’s son, Jay at the recent Paul Hunter Road show in the community centre, where he won the snooker competition at the event. Jay certainly displayed his father’s attributes in his enthusiasm and will to win the snooker tournament in the evening’.
The Association has in recent years re-established our apprenticeship programme and to coincide with the anniversary of Jamie’s passing we will now establish a memorial award in his name to recognise the apprentice of the year in our employability initiative. The ‘Jamie McColl Apprentice of the Year Award’ will be presented to the apprentice who displays the same attributes as Jamie of commitment, dedication and a work ethic during their apprenticeship with the Association.
Jamie will always be remembered by Cadder Housing Association as our first apprentice in our employability initiative.