Lancashire Association of Boys & Girls Clubs (LABGC)

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Information on this page was last updated on 26/08/2018

Lancashire Association of Boys & Girls Clubs (LABGC) work through personal contact with over 40 affiliated clubs throughout Lancashire, who have over 20,000 members aged between 8 and 21 years.

Our aim is to assist and support these clubs in providing a safe and exciting place for young people in which they can participate in a range of organised activities and develop through positive experiences, make new friends, learn about themselves and realise their potential as responsible citizens of the community.

Boys’ Clubs were started mainly in the late 1800’s, mostly in cities and urban areas such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Lancashire. Many of those organisations and clubs were started by people in the local community, often business people, who were interested in the welfare and well being of young people.

In Lancashire, clubs were formed in Fleetwood, Bolton, Lancaster, Burnley and Wigan – originally all within the Lancashire boundaries. All completely voluntary and independent, these first clubs formed federations to help them be more effective and to create a support network. From these federations, the National Association of Boys’ Clubs was formed in 1925.

 

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