Our new volunteers are off their trolleys!

Tesco Managers
Tesco Managers

A community initiative set up by our local Tesco Express store at Salford Quays has helped the club get in shape for the new season.

Local store manager Nigel Phillips took up the challenge of local councillor and club volunteer Ray Mashiter to get out into the local community

Nigel organised a team of managers from Tesco stores around greater Manchester to spend the day painting, cleaning and of course posing outside our famous doorway. The team were given a taste of local hospitality by volunteers Archie Swift, Bill Seddon and MP Hazel Blears

Archie has a date with the Queen, Hazel Blears and Stephen Wright

Hazel Blears and Archie
Hazel Blears and Archie

On Tuesday this week the Queen presented Archie Swift with an MBE for his lifetime of voluntary work at Salford Lads’ Club. Archie and his family travelled to London for the ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Later in the day Archie called at the Palace of Westminster and had tea with Salford MP and chair of the Labour Party Hazel Blears. Smiths photographer Stephen Wright offered to record the occasion for Archie and we are delighted to be able to show the picture here.