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Seven year old celebrated for litter picking efforts

Published Friday 4 September 2015 at 10:33

A seven year old who goes out regularly to clean up his community was guest of honour when he was invited to meet the Mayor with Blackburn with Darwen and leader of the Council.

The Mayor, Councillor Faryad Hussain, and Councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, invited Nathan Pugh and his mum in to the Mayor’s Parlour for juice and a biscuit.

The Mayor and the leader gave him a special tour of the Council and also let him have a peek inside the Mayoral car after hearing about his community work at the recent Good Neighbours Awards and Your Call celebration.

The event, put on in partnership with the Lancashire Telegraph, and sponsored by Capita, Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group and Blackburn Rovers, saw more than 100 people recognised for their community efforts.

Nathan, from Mill Hill, also received a special badge during his visit.

The Mayor said:

Nathan is a credit to his family, his school and his community and I was delighted to invite him into the Council. He is an inspirational young man and I hope many follow his lead.”

Councillor Khan said:

Nathan embodies the Your Call ethos. He just wants to make his community a better place. I think it is important the Council celebrates and recognises people like Nathan who go the extra mile and improve Blackburn with Darwen.”

 

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