Learners recognise legendary John Biggs

Learners recognise legendary John Biggs

Posted by Rob Tickle |  26th July 2016

Colleagues and learners from Rathbone in Manchester attended an event to recognise John Biggs, a popular figure in the North Manchester community who is in his 60th year in charge of running this extremely important White Moss Youth Centre.

The event was a fun day with a wide range of events and stalls, Rathbone’s Manchester centre contributed with a stall, promoting the courses and support on offer as well as putting a five–a-side team forward.

Manchester colleagues and a number of learners also gave up their time for this Saturday event and were rewarded by winning the five-a-side completion winning all three of their games.

Top left: John Biggs being interviewed by the BBC
Top right: Julie Bird, Marcus Bradbury & Andrew Zallmann manning the stall
Bottom left: The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Manchester City Football Club, FC United, Police Cadets, and Factory Youth Zone along with other dignitaries attended the event helping the day to be a success.
Bottom right: The winning team & Lord Mayor of Manchester (Trophy presentation): Dillon Singleton, Marcus Bradbury, Andrew Zallmann, Kyle Shepherd & Connor Pridding

The youth centre is playing a vital role within its community and with the support of volunteers and other organisations offers a wide range of facilities to its community.

John has been at the helm for 60 years and has seen many changes, he is well liked and respected for his work and recently was award the British Empire Medal for his contribution to the centre.