A YOUTH leader has been nominated for a Your Champions award for Person of the Year.

John Riley, 63, of Wood Croft, Guilden Sutton, has devoted more than 20 years of his life to the Scout movement and also helps to cook for charity for the elderly WRVS and is a voluteer walk leader for Age Concern.

John was nominated by David Bull, of Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park, who says he has been a 'pillar of support'.

He said: “He has been a youth leader as well as a trustee and continues his involvement as a manager of support for the Movement in Chester. He has provided financial and accounting advice to the District Scout Council for more than half of his service and has helped steer Chester Scouting through demanding times, resulting in an 18% increase in membership in 2009/2010 – the centenary year of the District Scout Council.

“John combines his work for the Scout Movement with other voluntary work, including serving in a luncheon club for the elderly. Chester Scouts are pleased to nominate John for a Champion award!”

John said: “It keeps me busy!”