Local heroes wanted 

25/03/10

A group of young people from Tonge with the Haulgh are looking for local heroes from the community to take part in a marketing campaign.

The young people from Tonge Fold, Tonge Moor and the Haulgh have been working with the award winning Ideas Foundation to create a new marketing campaign for ‘Own Zones’, which provide activities for young people aged 11 to 14 years old, in a safe and caring environment.  The group worked together to design a logo for Own Zones and develop a poster campaign to raise awareness of Inspiring Communities. This group of young people now need your help to identify heroes who have made a difference in the local community and have been a positive, inspiring and energising influence.

People who want to nominate a local hero should register online at the linkon the right, or telephone 01204 332871 for further details by 30 March 2010.  There is also the chance to win an Apple Mac.

The local heroes will be used in the campaign which will be displayed in Tonge Fold, Tonge Moor and the Haulgh. 

Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh is the focal point for a £450k project called Inspiring Communities, providing families and young people in the area with the opportunity to take part in local community activities.

The Inspiring Communities programme is funded through Communities and Local Government, the Department for Children Schools and Families and the Cabinet Office.  Bolton is one of fifteen pathfinders awarded £450,000, to raise aspirations amongst the wider community. The project involves a range of local organisations such as Bolton Council, Bolton at Home and Bolton Lads and Girls Club working together.

Councillor Linda Thomas, Executive Member for Corporate Resources and Health commented: “Inspiring communities is a fantastic initiative and will make a great difference to the community within Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh.  The council will be working with a range of local organisations to provide projects which involve the whole community and especially young people.”

Throughout the next year there will be a number of community events in the area, the first of which will be the world famous Cirque Bijou at Castle Hill playing fields on 5 April and Sunday 2 May.  The evening promises lots of surprises, stunts and show stopping scenes and will include performances from young Boltonians.

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