Extra-curricular activities programme receives award
5:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in NW
A VOLUNTARY organisation that provides extra-curricular activities to curb anti-social behaviour has been presented a prestigious award.
The Nowt2do Project was one of 12 Greater Manchester organisations to receive a Queen’s Award for voluntary service last week at The Monastery in Gorton.
The project is based at Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley but works in several secondary schools in the area.
Andy Wright set up the project on a 10 week trial in 2009 and now runs it mainly in his own time.
He said: “Hundreds of local kids have benefited over the years. We started the project to give youngsters something to do and we now have a range of free football, dance and drama sessions each week for everyone, even primary school children can join in.
“Kids that have left school now come back and volunteer. Last year former Olympic athlete Jonathan Edwards described us as the most inspiring project in the North West so it’s fantastic to receive another award.”
The accolade is the equivalent of an individual being awarded an MBE and was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Michael Oglesby.
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