School volunteer is in the running for top honours

Louise Cherry in the library with Year 2 pupils
Louise Cherry in the library with Year 2 pupils
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A WIGAN mum has been selected as one of seven national finalists in a prestigious school competition.

Louise Cherry of Wrightington St Joseph’s Primary’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), is shortlisted for the title of PTA Volunteer of the Year.

The 31-year-old helps out with a wide range of duties at the school, from teaching dance classes to running the library.

Louise said: “It’s wonderful to have reached the finals as there are so many other fantastic volunteers at the school. So I feel that it shouldn’t just be me! But it’s so nice to get recognition for all of the hard work. My six-year-old son, Callum, goes to St Joseph’s and I thought it would be good to help out at his school.”

The competition, run by national charity PTA-UK, recognises the significant difference PTA volunteers make.

Louise, was nominated by fellow PTA committee member Louise Abbott who said: “Louise’s research skills and enthusiasm are legendary and contagious and she is known at school as the ‘idea generating machine!”