Make a difference and leave a lasting legacy to a young person’s life
14th April 2014
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Over the past two years the Bolton Atlantic Team have been raising vital funds and awareness to support Bolton Lads and Girls Club's Junior Mentoring project. After completing their epic 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic the team and bosses at BLGC are urging for more people to sign up to become a mentor to support them with their waiting list, currently at over 180 children.

The Club's mentoring project relies on people volunteering their spare time to help young people develop, grow and ultimately put them on a positive path to a bright future through one to one support.

Claire Stabler, Mentoring and Transitions Manager, said: "The impact a volunteer providing a young person one to one support is enormous. Generally, mentors are the one consistent adult in a young person's life, providing stability to their mentees often chaotic home life. The fact that our mentors are unpaid and donate their time freely 'just because' they want too is of massive significance to our young people. I'd urge anyone who is looking for a rewarding challenge to volunteer."

Katherine Howell, BLGC Volunteer Recruitment Officer, added "We depend on volunteers to provide this valuable service to young people. We do not ask for any particular skills or qualifications, rather we focus on life experience and attitude. We provide ongoing support, training and development opportunities for all volunteers."

Those who are interested should call Katherine Howell on 01204 540132 or email volunteering@blgc.co.uk

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