Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

Ishaq commended at Volunteer Celebration Event

Bolton School Sixth Form pupil Ishaq Ali was named runner up in the Bolton Borough award at the Vinvolved team Volunteer Celebration Event 2010.

Ishaq received the award in a ceremony during the Youth Volunteering party held at the Castlefield Hotel in Manchester, where volunteers from Oldham, Bury and Manchester met to celebrate their outstanding contributions to their communities. Ishaq was commended for his work with Bolton Lad's and Girls' Club, the Bolton School SHINE project and his participation in conservation projects, and Su Lewis from Vinvolved noted that his volunteering had gone from strength to strength this year. Ishaq said: "It was an enormous honour to be nominated, I've really enjoyed volunteering, particularly the hands on environmental work".

Michael Conroy and Sean Gallagher were also invited to the event in recognition of the time they devote to supporting the 11th and 19th Bolton Cubs. Michael said: "It is very rewarding to work with young people. It is enjoyable to see what they get out of the activities we do. This event brings to life the other volunteering efforts throughout Greater Manchester and I think it's really worthwhile."

Vinvolved is the new national youth volunteering programme for 16 to 25 year olds. It is England's biggest ever youth action scheme and is aiming to inspire half a million young people to volunteer.


Ishaq with his runner up trophy

Ishaq with his runner up trophy

Ishaq Ali, Michael Conroy and Sean Gallagher

Ishaq Ali, Michael Conroy and Sean Gallagher with Joe Gilgun (Eli Dingle in Emmerdale), Heather Tunstall and Su Lewis