The founders of a Fylde youth group were honoured with a royal invitation in recognition of their charity work.
Elaine and Gerry Gregoire, founders of Streetwise, were invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party after winning Fylde Borough Council’s Community Centre of the Year 2017.
Elaine said: “Streetwise has gone from strength to strength.
“We are celebrating 16 years as an organisation.
“The last year has certainly taken us off to new heights where we are starting to fulfil our dreams.
“Since getting our own Youth Community Centre in Warton, Streetwise has been able to offer a myriad of activities for youth of all ages.
“Operating from the centre are projects such as musical youth, performing arts, streetdance, multiskills, youth clubs, family groups, holiday clubs and we are in the process of building a forestry school.
“We also work in partnership with Lytham Lidl in the Feed It Back Scheme where we collect free fresh food daily and distribute it to those who need it in the community.
“Streetwise has also branched out setting up other youth clubs in the surrounding areas, delivering sessions in local schools.
“Our motto is ‘Creating Happy Memories’ where we want children in the area to try activities at little or no costs.”
To celebrate its recent successes, Streetwise is holding a charity ball at Ribby Hall on Saturday, July 14.
Singer Mark Jay will be hosting the event which will include a champagne reception, three course dinner, auction and entertainment for £35 per person.
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