Unsung Hero Awards 2011: Vote for the champions of Lostock
A get-together organised by two teenage boys is more than just a quiz night for its elderly attendees.
It’s a chance to get out of the house and make friends.
Luke Winstanley and Edward Howells have been nominated for the monthly night they organise at Lostock Youth Club.
The boys were nominated by Maureen Reilly, chairwoman of Lostock Partnership, who said: “Many of the older people say that they feel lonely and isolated and Luke and Edward felt that they would like to make a difference.
“They decided to hold a monthly quiz night in the youth centre and applied for a grant to fund this.
“They then publicised the quiz nights and encouraged three younger members to help them at the quizzes. Between them they produced quiz sheets, bought refreshments and prizes and recruited a DJ.
“The quiz nights have really attracted older people and are getting more and more popular.”
Luke, 17, of Mount Drive, Urmston and Edward, 15, of Barton Road, Stretford, also work as youth leaders and encourage other teenagers to undertake voluntary work.
Maureen added: “Both these young men deserve recognition for the excellent voluntary work that they do which is always done with a smile and good nature.”