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  June 2017



Help and advice after Manchester

Information for Children and Young People and Families following the Manchester Arena Terror Incident 22nd May 2017


Following the tragic incident at the MEN Arena on the 22nd May, we recognise that many children and young people and parents/carers supporting children and young people will be shocked and saddened by what took place. Children and young people in particular may have questions and it can be difficult to know what to say.


There are approaches that support children and young people through this time more effectively which include:

• Let them know that you understand their feelings.
• Listen to children, give them the opportunity to talk if and when they want to.
• Be consistent and reassuring.
• Continue to keep routines and normal daily activities.
• Keep in touch with school/college about supporting a consistent approach.
• Keep them from seeing too much of the frightening pictures of the event.


For further information and a full list of websites to visit please follow the link below to our website.


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Summer Camp

Spend your summer at River, Rock & Rope with Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs

Monday 24th – Thursday 27th July 2017 @ Ormside Mill 


For this fantastic residential we are targeting those young people who have not visited Ormside Mill as part of a Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs activity. It is an opportunity for those young people to experience real adventure for the first time and will see them take on hill walks, ghyll scrambling, high ropes challenges and abseiling plus additional fun activities in the evenings.


The cost is £90 per person subsidised down from £120 by Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs and includes accommodation, food, activities and return transport from Lancaster.


To book, please complete a registration form and return to Andy Gunn no later than Friday 30th June 2017. You can initially book three places however if you would like more, please register your interest and I will try to accommodate your extra numbers. If by Friday 30th June we do not have a full cohort of 12 then the residential will not run.


See link below for registration forms and further details.


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LABGC Membership renewals

Memberships for 2017-2018 are now overdue 

This is a reminder that all memberships were due for renewal at the end of March and there are still quite a few outstanding. Please can you let me have your renewal forms and fee’s asap so that we can update our records, also please bear in mind if you have not renewed your membership and have booked sessions with any of our staff then these sessions should be charged at the non member rate of £110 for Sports2Go and £270 for trailblazers.


Whilst we will honour all current bookings at the members rate any bookings made from the 1st May will be charged the non members rate. Please follow the link below for full information and renewal forms on our website.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01524 65106 or via email


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Gone Fishing, Coarse taster evening

Fishing Taster Evening & Competition on Wednesday 14th June 2017,5:30pm-8pm for 11-19 years,Cost £4 per person.

Taking plcae at Whitmore Fisheries,Kirkham, PR4 3HQ


We are holding the evening in conjunction with Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, whose staff will be on hand to offer handy hints and tips to help you land the big one and win the competition.

Unfortunately there is only enough space for 12 people maximum,all the tackle and bait required on the night will be provided,however, you may bring your own garden worms with you.

Due to the limited number of places and the expected high demand a maximum of 3 young people per club has been set. You can include reserves but these will be allocated on a first come first served basis if the original allocation is not filled.

As the number of places is limited an early reply is necessary. I would be grateful if you could return your entry forms no later than Friday 2nd June 2017.

For more information please call Andy on 01524 65106 or email


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Reaching Communities

We have started to compile the Reaching Communities bid based on the feedback we got from clubs earlier this year.

The aim of the bid is to support our clubs in a range of areas, free transport to events, recruiting and training volunteers, fully funded inter-club activities, access to free training for staff and volunteers etc and overcoming barriers to participation.


We've had feedback from 13 clubs so far but want to open up the consultation further before we submit a stage one bid to make sure we are representing all your needs. If you want to take part in the consultation please email over the next 4 weeks. We look forward to hearing from you.


Building Better Opportunites

Building Better Opportunities - Invest in Youth

This is a new project that will support young people who are aged 15-24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive and not engaged in study.


To deliver this programme Selnet have formed a partnership of 45 mostly community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations across Lancashire who will work directly with each participant providing a range of guidance and information.


LABGC will be taking referrals for this programme from clubs and individuals across Lancashire and we will be working directly with 4 young people a year offering additional support and training. Our direct partners on this project are Rathbones and Barnardos who will provide one to one support, for young people addressing a range of often complex barriers that are specific to this age group. 


If you know someone who is aged 15-24 and who might benefit from Invest in Youth, then please contact Lou Andrews at LABGC for further information and help on 01524 65106 or email


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Blackpool Boys and Girls Club Annual Charity ball

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club would like to invite you to join them at their annual charity ball.


This will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017 at 7.00pm at the Hilton Hotel, North promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ.


The evening will include a 4 course dinner, this is a Black tie event, cost £35 per person. Carriages at 1.00am


All proceeds to Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, to book tickets please contact: or call: 01253 312372 / 07976 308 328


Dance taster sessions and classes

If you are looking to offer something new to your club then Louise could have the answer. This one off dance session give’s your members the opportunity to try dance in a fun and enjoyable environment.


This taster session is the perfect stepping stone to our three and five week courses which further explore dance and hip hop.


This session will be 2 hours long and will be delivered within your desired location. Time and dates are flexible to suit your club and this can be further discussed upon your enquiry. Cost per session is £30

For further information and bookings contact us on 01524 65106 or email or

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Sports2Go Activities

Looking for fun, healthy activities to challenge young peple at your club?

Look no further than Sports2Go!


We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities which young people can get involved with. These include favourites such as pillow bashing and 'the cube' to many others including archery, dance classes and a wide variety of sports (including football, volleyball, soft tennis and many others).


These activities are all led by our own fully-qualified and experienced members of staff. Why not try our new Bounce Fitness sessions with Louise and see if you can bounce your way to being fit!


For more information or to book an activity please contact us on 01524 65106 or email


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TrailBlazers is our mountain bike programme. We offer a two session course, which comprises of basic bike checks and skill development which can be delivered at your club. This is followed by a trail riding session at Gisburn Forest which further develops the skills learnt in the first session.

LABGC supplies all the mountain bikes and relevant technical equipment for this activity but requires two support workers to be present.


If you are interested in booking TrailBlazers, contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or by email


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NABGC 5aside Football Championships

This event will be taking place on Saturday 10th June at Trafford Sports Dome,Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 8DD.
Cost—£25 per team.

Teams must be members of NABGC and must have permission to take part from their local county NABGC member. Maximum of TWO teams per county. 


Please obtain & return the entry form to along with your entry fee (cheques payable to NABGC) no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017. Any entries submitted after that date will not be eligible. 


MYLOL Warning from Met Police

Met Police has advised schools to tell parents to delete the MyLOL app after concerns have been raised that it is being used by sexual predators.

“We strongly advise that you talk to your child about this and our advice would be to delete the app and block the website.”

On its website, MyLOL bills itself as the ‘#1 teen dating site in the US, Australia, UK and Canada’ and

claims to have more than 300,000 members around the world.
It invites users to meet ‘thousands of teenagers like you’ and then goes on to describe how users can ‘chat with members or privately with someone.’

Teenagers are encouraged to update a profile and share pictures. See link below for further information.

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Dunbia Butchery Apprenticeships

With the up-coming launch of our new Butchery Apprenticeship Programme, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work towards the level 2 butchery apprenticeship and NVQ Level 2. Dunbia (Sawley) wishes to invite expressions of interest for the our Butchery Appreticeships:


• Dunbia Sawley are offering you the opportunity to join our butchery apprenticeship programme where successful applicants will develop their butchery skills and knowledge within a dynamic and fast moving production environment

• All successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop a progressive life-long career with great earning potential

• Successful candidates will be required to take part in an extensive structured training programme including both on and off the job training over an 18 month period with a goal of achieving a recognised qualification

• The successful candidates will be coached and mentored by qualified trainers to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to fast-track a career within a commercially driven environment


Please contact Dunbia Sawley for an application form on: 01200 415000.  Completed applications to be returned to: Barbara McAvoy; HR Manager at and Jayne Amos; HR Officer at

Leapfrog: Working with young people toolbox

Lancaster University have developed a collection of 8 tools for working with young people, available online for free to anyone. We’ve seen relatively widespread use of the tools, and seen them make a real difference to some of those who’ve used them. We’ve also just released a short film about the tools, so I am reaching out to the people that work with children and young people.

A collection of award-winning, flexible, ready-to-use tools that can help anyone to engage young people in creative, inspiring and effective ways.

Each tool was co-designed by either young people in collaboration with Child Action North West and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, or by professionals who work with young people every day. The tools reflect real experiences and challenges young people face and have proven themselves in the hands of young people, youth workers and engagement professionals alike.

The tools offer a new approach to engaging young people. They give young people inspiring, creative ways to articulate their ideas, but more importantly the tools offer ways of working that fit with the way young people think and develop ideas.


For further information please contact Gemma Coupe via email at: g.​coupe1​@​lancaster.​ac.​uk


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