A WOMAN who brought cage football to an estate in St Helens has won a community award.
Bernadette Lynch named community champion by the Micklehead Green Beefeater Grill restaurant for her work on the Tickle Avenue estate.
She was handed a £500 grant to continue her work on the estate after being nominated for the prize by pals.
The 52-year-old launched the area’s Monday Club, which gives youngsters the chance to play various sports, including rounders and cage footie.
She said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be named a Community Champion by Beefeater Grill and so pleased to be awarded this money which can be used to keep up the good work, including a Monday Club for OAPs in the area and regular events for the local children.”
Michaela Roxburgh, Micklehead Green Beefeater Grill’s general manager, said: “Bernadette is a real champion of our local community and we are thrilled to be able to support the positive difference her work with the Tickle Avenue Estate makes.
“We look forward to hearing more from this amazing group of people in the coming months.”
The £500 awarded by Beefeater Grill will be used to further support Bernadette’s work in the local area, which includes helping OAP with their shopping and organising social nights for them. Bernadette will also put the money into organising a trip to Blackpool and Boundary Mill for both the older and younger generations.