URPotential held its 5th Annual Celebration Event at the De Vere Hotel Blackpool on Friday 4th September attended by over 200 people.

This year young people volunteered over 35,000 hours of their time equating to £413,000.00 into the local economy. They received certificates and awards for the hours they volunteered.

Our adult volunteers received certificates and awards for their volunteering in youth work, clinical assessing, IT, administration, People’s Panels and gardening.

Our adult learners gained qualifications and certificates and have moved into jobs in IT, Childcare, Administration, Youth work and the tourist industry. This year over 100 people gained employment through our courses.

Local businesses & organisations sponsored our awards:

Blackpool Soroptimists sponsored URPotential Most Inspirational Volunteer

  • Winner Jane Mewis-McKerrow
  • Runner Up Kirsty Bruce

Fylde Floors sponsored Most Committed Volunteer

  • Winner Kirsty Bruce
  • Runner up Jane Mewis-McKerrow

Fylde Boroiugh Council sponsored Young Volunteer

  • Winner Jake Adams
  • Runner up Kyle Bithel

Longfellows sponsored Adult Volunteer

  • Winner Andrew Noble
  • Runner up Rachel Lambert

Wyre Borough Council sponsored young Learner

  • Winner Kyle Bithel
  • Runner Up Josh Thompson

Guy Penn & Co sponsored Adult Learner                        

  • Winner Samantha Wainwright
  • Runner up Julie Howarth

Barclays Bank Plc sponsored best group                          

  • Winner Art Group
  • Runner up LGBT

A big thankyou goes to Hughes Electrical Retail & Repair for donating a docking staion for our raffle.

Also a big thankyou to Mellisa Miles and the Dance Place Dancers for providing the entertainment.

The raffle raised £155.00 which this year will be donated to the Syria Appeal.
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