Viva Volunteers

It would be impossible for Lancashire Youth Challenge to facilitate our annual programme of activities without the support and dedication of our phenomenal volunteers.

We are thrilled to announce that Kenneth Calland, one of our amazing volunteers has been awarded the Keystone Long Service to Volunteering Award by Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs.

Ken has been volunteering with Lancashire Youth Challenge since 2016 and is a very important member of our team. Prior to joining LYC, Ken volunteered at the Marsh Community Centre and with ADHD Northwest.


Earlier this year we also celebrated the amazing achievement of Sophie Burba, another one of our fantastic volunteers who donated her time and energy to supporting our annual Big Challenge Programme. Sophie started with LYC aged fourteen as a participant and then became a peer mentor and volunteer, supporting many young people to achieve personal success.

Sophie topped a list of more than 38 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community and was named the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2019.

Sophie received this prestigious award at a glittering ceremony at Lancashire Police Headquarters earlier in the year.