On 8th November, our Youth CEO, Maddison Marsden, along with her peer chaperone and friend Kayleigh, had the extraordinary honour of meeting HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. They were accompanied by our CEO, Laurance Hancock, and Head of Children and Young People’s Services, Sarah Lindsay.
Maddie was recognised as a Project Champion for Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby. Earlier this year, Maddie was invited to speak at The Wooden Spoon’s Ruby Rugby Ball at the Landmark Hotel in London, where she brought an audience of more than 350 people to tears and helped raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity. This award is a testament to Maddie’s dedication and commitment to charitable causes.
We would like to extend our thanks to Sarah Webb, Matt Mallinder, and Danni Milwain for recognising Maddie’s efforts and providing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Also, to Martin Long, the Chairman of the Lancashire Region of Wooden Spoon, who accompanied us to the House of Lords.
A special thank you to Adam Farrar of Read & Errington for his generous sponsorship, which made this trip financially possible.
The Boathouse Youth has benefited from the financial support of Wooden Spoon in previous years and continues to work closely with the Lancashire region of the national charity. This recognition is not just an award, but also a reminder of the impact The Boathouse Youth has made to the young people of Blackpool.
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