Linden stalwart Moira’s ‘shock’ as SRU recognises her sterling service

Moira Black receives her volunteer award from Royal Bank of Scotland's Steven Harkness
Moira Black receives her volunteer award from Royal Bank of Scotland's Steven Harkness
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HAWICK Linden’s ‘heid cook and bottlewasher’ has been named RBS Volunteer of the Month for October.

And Moira Black, who has been a stalwart of the Volunteer Park club for the last 30 years, told the Hawick News this week she couldn’t believe it.

She said: “I was really shocked when I heard about it, but I’m very proud.”

When in attendance at Volunteer Park visitors are most likely to find Moira cooking up the teas for the players and pre-match lunches.

And if she’s not whipping up a storm in the kitchen she will be organising and fund-raising for the many different charity events run in the clubhouse.

She has faithfully served the club while her husband and current Linden president (Rob), son (Craig) and son-in-law (Bruce Law) have all run out for the Royal Blues on a Saturday afternoon.

She added: “I’ve been brought up with the club and started coming along when I was young.

“It’s a great club to be involved with, but it takes a great committee to run a club and that’s definitely what we have here. It’s great to get this award, but the Linden is a real team effort.”

Moira will receive a table at the annual Scottish Rugby Club awards dinner at Murrayfield where she will be in with a chance of winning the RBS Club Volunteer of the Season award. The dinner will take place on Friday, May 25, next year.