The family of Volunteer of the Year Jolie Forrest, who received the award on her behalf while she was at her school prom. Her sister Trixie is pictured holding the glass trophy.High school student Jolie volunteers at Padiham Green Primary School, where she works tirelessly with the  dance team and has even caught the eye of the Duchess of York. Her nomination says: “Jolie has supported the school for a number of years now and whilst she has always been a confident and talented dance teacher, her skills have developed so much that anyone could mistake her for a staff member. She is a huge inspiration to the children and an amazing role model they all look up to.”Earlier this year, the Duchess of York visited Padiham Green to see all their hard work regarding health, sport, and outdoor education and watched the dance team practice with Jolie.She commented she couldn’t believe that Jolie was still only in high school. However, once she discovered the teenager was also an amazing singer, the Duchess asked her to sing a song which she then did - and blew everyone away!The family of Volunteer of the Year Jolie Forrest, who received the award on her behalf while she was at her school prom. Her sister Trixie is pictured holding the glass trophy.High school student Jolie volunteers at Padiham Green Primary School, where she works tirelessly with the  dance team and has even caught the eye of the Duchess of York. Her nomination says: “Jolie has supported the school for a number of years now and whilst she has always been a confident and talented dance teacher, her skills have developed so much that anyone could mistake her for a staff member. She is a huge inspiration to the children and an amazing role model they all look up to.”Earlier this year, the Duchess of York visited Padiham Green to see all their hard work regarding health, sport, and outdoor education and watched the dance team practice with Jolie.She commented she couldn’t believe that Jolie was still only in high school. However, once she discovered the teenager was also an amazing singer, the Duchess asked her to sing a song which she then did - and blew everyone away!
The family of Volunteer of the Year Jolie Forrest, who received the award on her behalf while she was at her school prom. Her sister Trixie is pictured holding the glass trophy.High school student Jolie volunteers at Padiham Green Primary School, where she works tirelessly with the dance team and has even caught the eye of the Duchess of York. Her nomination says: “Jolie has supported the school for a number of years now and whilst she has always been a confident and talented dance teacher, her skills have developed so much that anyone could mistake her for a staff member. She is a huge inspiration to the children and an amazing role model they all look up to.”Earlier this year, the Duchess of York visited Padiham Green to see all their hard work regarding health, sport, and outdoor education and watched the dance team practice with Jolie.She commented she couldn’t believe that Jolie was still only in high school. However, once she discovered the teenager was also an amazing singer, the Duchess asked her to sing a song which she then did - and blew everyone away!

Active Burnley Awards 2024: Awards shine light on borough’s active community achievers

One of Britain’s longest-serving martial arts coaches and a teenage skier with unmatched achievements in UK skiing’s 60-year history were among the winners at the Active Burnley Awards organised and run by BLC.

The annual celebration pays tribute to those who show dedication at a range of sporting, health, and wellbeing activities at all levels, and those who work tirelessly to support individuals or community clubs, for the love of the sport or their community.

Winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at Burnley Mechanics hosted by have-a-go BBC sports presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Mike Bushell.

Mike is well known for presenting bulletins on TV and radio and has personally sampled nearly 400 different sports and activities during his Saturday morning slot on BBC Breakfast.

His wealth of experience of covering big sporting events includes reporting and presenting on the Olympics, Paralympics, Winter Olympics, football World Cups, Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, where an interview with English swimmers went viral when he fell in a swimming pool during a live interview on BBC Breakfast.

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Mike is well known for presenting bulletins on TV and radio and has personally sampled nearly 400 different sports and activities during his Saturday morning slot on BBC Breakfast.

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