WE’VE just celebrated National Mentoring Day and a chance to look at this excellent way of helping young people.

Bolton Lads and Girls Club has led the field nationally in mentoring for more than 20 years and won awards and public acclaim for its work.

Today, it continues to help young people in this practical way but currently needs 50 volunteers to mentor young people in Bolton on its waiting list.

I’m a mentor myself and it’s a wonderfully satisfying way to help, with plenty of support on offer from BLGC.

So please consider becoming a mentor and changing lives.