Charity honours businessman

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A businessman has been presented with a special award for his charity work.

Ken Newsham, who runs the Forrest Hills centre in Ellel, has been presented with an award in recognition for the great support his company has given Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs (LABGC) over the past 15 years.

Over the years Forrest Hills have allowed the charity to use its facilities for holding the ever popular QuadSquad quad biking sessions as well as other activities including archery for young people from across the county.

Alan Donkin, LABGC County Director praised the company, saying: “Their support has been invaluable.

“They have allowed us to deliver QuadSquad sessions to hundreds of young people from across Lancashire over the years so it gives us great pleasure to say thank you to the Newsham Family in this small way.

“The QuadSquad project aims to help save lives in the future by teaching young people about the risks of dangerous driving and help improve their road skills.”

Young people participate in a road safety theory session in which they examine the consequences of speeding and irresponsible driving.

After the theory session the young people then take to the quad bikes, on which they are taught basic quad riding/driving skills, control and awareness of other vehicles.

They are then lead on a trek around several acres of country side.

Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs are currently trying to raise funds to keep the project going; maintenance costs and new waterproof suits are just some of the issues which require funding.

Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs is a county wide youth charity, established in 1934, that provides a wide range of activities and opportunities to over 8000 young people from member clubs throughout Lancashire, from its base on Meeting House Lane, Lancaster.

If you would like to help Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs with raising the funds to keep the QuadSquad Project going email or call Alan on 01524 65106.