Great Lever Connected- Stronger Community Star



Grear Lever Connected (GLC) were among the winners when Bolton at Home held their 11th Stars of the community awards evening on Thursday 23rd February at the Macron Stadium. The group was awarded the ‘Stronger Community Star’ award.
GLC, based at Calvert Road, started in June 2013 and is a support network for community groups in the Great Lever area. It is run by a group of local community members, who deliver a varied range of activities, courses and support sessions including money skills support and advice, accredited information technology (IT) classes, ESOL, a ladies group and a work club. The centre is open four days a week and provides a warm, friendly social space for local residents to seek support on a wide range of issues and services and GLC received a £9,000 lottery grant to provide new activities and community events to support neighbourhood cohesion.
Member Wendy Handley, said: “We’ve got a strong core of volunteers and the centre has become a second home to us in many ways. People are affected by poverty and problems are more complex than ever. We invest time in people to gain their trust, we never judge and we take the time to understand what help they need.”
Other winners at the annual event, which was attended by over 300 people, were:
Mossfield Meadows Action Group, Sparkling Environment Star.
Men in Sheds at Willow Hey, Healthy Community Star.
Joe Crowder, Spirit of Youth Star
Deane UCAN Centre Team, Bolton at Home Star
Terence (Tez) Finney, Personal Achievement Star
Lisa Weatherby, Taking a Stand Star
Dawn Bellis, Outstanding Achievement Star

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