A PROSPECTS Foundation volunteer has been honoured after years of community work.

Michael Clarkson was awarded the Prospector of the Year award after throwing himself into volunteering work.

Mr Clarkson attends community forum meetings in Baxenden, is a member of the Woodnook Community Residents’ Association, the Prospects Green Team, and Woody, the woodland management social enterprise.

He also volunteers at the One Planet shop in Accrington and fits in all his volunteering work around his night shifts working on the railway.