Mayor’s DJ prize

St Helens mayor Dave Banks presents Carl (left) and Adam with their Volunteer of the Year award
St Helens mayor Dave Banks presents Carl (left) and Adam with their Volunteer of the Year award

Two young adults from St Helens have been commended for their volunteering efforts.

St Helens mayor Dave Banks was on hand to present Carl Smith and Adam Garvey with a trophy each after being named St Helens Council’s Youth Service’s Volunteers of the Year 2016 for giving up their time once a month to help out at Parr Swimming and Fitness Centre.

Coun Dave Banks, presents Carl (second on the right ) and Adam (second on the left) with their Volunteer of the Year award. Also pictured, Matthew Cunliffe and Hayley Lythgoe from the Youth Service

Coun Dave Banks, presents Carl (second on the right ) and Adam (second on the left) with their Volunteer of the Year award. Also pictured, Matthew Cunliffe and Hayley Lythgoe from the Youth Service

The duo, both 24, DJ once a month for young people at a free swim session and performed at a number of parties last year - including the Queen’s 90th birthday, Halloween, and Christmas parties - held in youth clubs throughout the borough.

Carl and Adam also have a weekly slot at the Youth Service’s 818 additional needs session.

Coun Banks said: “These two young men fully deserve this award for all their hard work and enthusiasm that they have shown throughout the past year.

“The music they play is enjoyed by young people and staff alike, but more importantly Adam and Carl love playing and helping out.

“We hope this continues throughout 2017.”