22nd October 2013
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club is encouraging local people to get involved and help make a difference to the lives of young people.

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.

Currently, there are over 150 young people on the waiting list to receive support from the mentoring project. At the moment there is a high demand for male mentors as the caseload is currently mainly boys.

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 personâs 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."

All volunteers receive training and support from the Club.

Those who are interested should call Katherine Howell on 01204 540100 or email

Bolton Lads and Girls Club is the biggest youth centre in the UK. A registered charity (#1051292), they are based right in the heart of Bolton town centre. The Club is open seven days-a-week, 52 weeks-a-year and welcomes all young people aged 8-21 years old.

For more information, please contact Chloe Mitchell,
PR & Communications Co-Coordinator
on 01204 540130
or email

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