At Ameon  Utilities, we’re proud to have been a patron of The Boathouse Youth for three years,  and doubly proud that the charity has been recognised at Lancashire’s Red Rose Awards 2023 for its sterling work in helping to improve the lives of children from deprived districts of Blackpool.

At the Red Rose Awards ceremony, The Boathouse Youth was named Lancashire’s best not-for-profit organisation, and this distinction will help to raise the charity’s profile, which in turn, will help to shine a light on the invaluable work it does to enrich the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged children, who, with the benefit of its informal educational programmes, delivered by the charity’s youth work professionals, are able to live their best lives.

Ameon Utilities managing director, Simon Gut is delighted that The Boathouse Youth’s life enriching work in the community is now receiving the recognition it deserves.  He commented: “As a national business, headquartered in Blackpool, we have always supported organisations in the resort as part of our social engagement policy, because we’re keen to add value to the local community and economy in which we operate.

“The Boathouse Youth is one example of our commitment to local initiatives that deliver real benefits for society.  They provide a lifeline for children in some of the most economically deprived areas of Blackpool, and their work in helping to enrich the lives of these young people is worthy of the award they have received. So congratulations to Laurence Hancock and his team at The Boathouse Youth for your award, and for making such a difference to those who need it most.”