Teenage Preston police cadet wins art competiton hosted by Larches and Savick Boxing Club to help keep troubled youths off the streets
Lewis Findlay, 14, from Hoghton, has designed the winner front cover of a booklet promoting a free 12-week boxing course for troubled youths.
The scheme is led by Preston Police, Larches and Savick Boxing Club, Safer Preston, LANPAC and housing association Community Gateway. Participants receive a booklet containing all the information they will learn on the course.
Preston Police Cadets were asked to design a front cover showing how boxing can help young people thrive emotionally and physically.
Sgt Martin Hughes, of Preston Police, who instigated the initiative, said: “We were impressed with Lewis’ design, which was simple, but captured all the key words associated with wellbeing and mental health.
“We know there are a lack of facilities in the area, but by linking up with key partners, we have been able to fund an exciting project to help keep vulnerable children occupied over the summer holidays.”
Lewis added: “I’ve always been interested in sport and this was a chance to also show my creative skills and put the two together.”
As part of the competition, Lewis’s design is printed onto the front cover of more than 100 booklets and he also received two tickets to watch a Preston North End football match of his choice.
Alistair White community engagement officer at Preston North End added: “It’s massively important to have great partnerships and we are happy to support the work being done by Preston Police to give vulnerable young people a chance to learn something new and develop their skills.”