Neston youth worker Carol Stott nominated by Alan Johnson.
Reason for nomination: Carol Stott has been described as Neston’s leading youth worker.
For more than three decades she has been involved in youth activities in the town, becoming a youth worker for St Helen’s Church on retirement from full-time employment.
Alan Johnson, himself a founder member of the Northern Lights children’s charity which sends seriously ill children on Christmas holidays of a lifetime in Lapland said: “For well over 30 years Carol has been actively involved with the youth of the parish of Neston. She has given up so much of her spare time to ensure they are actually doing something other than hanging around.
“She has organised many a youth weekend, both within the parish and elsewhere in the diocese.
“Also there have been several retreats to the Isle of Iona in Scotland.
“Now she is well into her 60s and is beginning to think that maybe it is time to hand over the reins to a younger person.
“She has never done this to be thanked and having assisted Carol at times over the years and seen the amount of time and effort she has put in I just thought it would be a fitting way to publicly acknowledge what she has done.”
Alan points out Carol has started youth clubs and been involved in their running, never the easiest of tasks, and obtained funding for a cyber cafe.
“Every time something has to be done she seems to be there,” he added. “She would always be one of the first to put her hand up.”