Newcastle United’s Peter Beardsley backs Wallsend lads for national award – Video

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A GROUP of lads have been shortlisted for a National Lottery Award for their work at Howdon Library and the former Magpies player reckons they can win it.

Beardsley, who’s now the Football Development Manager at Newcastle United, took time out to call in and see the lads at Churchill Community College in Wallsend and to praise them for the work they’ve been doing with the community.

Ex NUFC player Peter Beardsley meets students (left and right) Daniel Thirlaway (13) and James Todd (14) at Churcfhill Community College-the Wallsend college has been awarded lottery funding.

Ex NUFC player Peter Beardsley meets students (left and right) Daniel Thirlaway (13) and James Todd (14) at Churcfhill Community College-the Wallsend college has been awarded lottery funding.

The project at Howdon Library sees the lads give up their free time to help at events and have helped to initiate and deliver services for all ages from Howdon Library.

The group have now met for several years and their commitment shows no signs of fading.

The project also looks at how the Children’s Mobile library can deliver to groups who are unable to access the library and also shows how the new library building facilities have increased library usage in the Howdon area.

If the lads win in their category ,they’ll be rewarded with £2000 – as well as the opportunity of being on BBC TV.

To win, the lads need votes... and you can vote for them by clicking here: http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/books-people-howdon-library

To see a video with the lads and Peter Beardsley, click on the video player above...