Youth zone role for Sir Lindsay

6 Apr 2021 01:03
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SIR Lindsay Hoyle has been appointed as the first Honorary Patron of leading Chorley youth charity Inspire Youth Zone.

The speaker of the House of Commons and Chorley MP, who is from Adlington, has been awarded the new role in recognition of is passion and commitment to the charity.

He joins a group of local individuals and businesses who have all united to ensure all young people across the borough have somewhere safe to go, access to incredible activities and opportunities and most importantly have someone to talk to.

The charity, which opened in May 2018, has had a phenomenal impact since opening its doors – which has created a ripple effect across the borough.

In the youth zone’s most recent independent survey more than 80 per cent of the young members reported achieving better marks in school, with 89 per cent reporting greater self-confidence.

In addition, Lancashire police have credited Inspire with a phenomenal 49 per cent reduction in youth anti-social behaviour across Chorley and surrounding areas.

Sir Lindsay has played an instrumental role by engaging with the local community and helping to rally the critical support the charity has needed.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be named Inspire’s first Honorary Patron. I’m over the moon to be formally involved with this amazing local charity which is transforming the lives of so many young people.

“The youth zone is inspiring. It’s achieving incredible results and I’m delighted and committed to be part of their journey, helping to create a safer, happier and healthier future for all of our town’s young people.”

Youth zone chief executive Janine Blythe said: “We’re absolutely delighted and grateful to formally welcome Sir Lindsay into the Inspire family as our first Honorary Patron in recognition of all he’s done to support Inspire and the young people of Chorley.

“Lindsay’s enthusiasm to support Inspire has been boundless and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him stand by our side and help us to support Chorley’s next generation.”

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