14th June 2011
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 I am delighted to share with you more great news from Bolton Lads & Girls Club.  They have won one of the most prestigious accolades to be awarded in the UK charity sector at The Charity Awards 2011.

 The Club was chosen ahead of other charities to pick up the Children & Youth award at the ceremony on Thursday 9th June in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel in front of 1,000 of the charity world’s most senior representatives and celebrity guests.   

 The Charity Award judges recognised Bolton Lads & Girls Club for its significant achievements working with young people, particularly through its pathways2success project, an initiative to help disadvantaged young people move from education into training and work whilst addressing a range of personal issues.  400 of the towns 15/16 year olds were referred to the project from local schools, and a massive 87% of young have found apprenticeships, college places or jobs. 

Daniel Phelan, organiser of the Charity Awards 2011 comments:

The Charity Awards are all about drawing attention to the talent and expertise being bought to bear on voluntary activity in the UK.  With more nominations than ever this year, it’s clear just how much fantastic work takes place within the sector and the effort and commitment that goes into making charities work.  It’s vital that we acknowledge this which is why I’m delighted that the Bolton Lads & Girls Club has won the Children & Youth award.  The judges singled out those charities whose excellence in charity management they felt will inspire others. Bolton Lads & Girls Club is an excellent organisation, the award is richly deserved and I congratulate them on their achievements’.  

 The pathways2success project was a 2 year funded project which came to an end in March of this year, however further funding has been secured through the Department for Education to build on the success and the learning and also expand the work through a new and  innovative “Transitions” programme, currently being offered to 14-18 year olds, particularly those most vulnerable, who require additional support and guidance and we are excited about the impact we will have with these young people over the coming years.

The club are delighted with the award and the national recognition of the importance of what we do for the towns youngsters.

Karen Edwards

Chief Executive


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