Leigh is the star as Minions visit the Bobbin Mill

Leigh Jeffrey with The Bobbin Mill's manager Ben Harvey, and the Minions at the fun day
Leigh Jeffrey with The Bobbin Mill's manager Ben Harvey, and the Minions at the fun day
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Minions mayhem reigned when the yellow film favourites dropped in to cause mischief at a family fun day.

The Bobbin Mill, in Buckshaw Village, welcomed Stuart and Bob to Saturday’s fun day, held to celebrate its recently launched pizza kitchen.

It was also an opportunity to commend a Chorley teenager for her hard work as a volunteer with a football club.

Leigh Jeffrey was awarded VIP status by the pub after a contest to find a deserving member of the community.

Leigh, who gives up around 15 hours a week volunteering for the Gillibrand Warriors Football Club, and her family were invited along to The Bobbin Mill as part of the fun day activities last Saturday.

The former Southlands High School pupil, who lives in Coppull, said: “I started out in football when I was 14, and I’ve now got my coaching badge and also done a course to become a referee.

“Two of my proudest moments came at the end of last year when I was interviewed by Sky Sports News and I was asked to become chairman of the Lancashire Football Association’s youth council.

“Most of my friends go out on a Friday and Saturday night, but I don’t as I get up early on the weekends to do my refereeing with the Gillibrand Warriors – and I won’t ever give that up.”

As part of her reward from the Bobbin Mill, Leigh will be able to enjoy a meal out every weekend in February for herself and a guest.

Manager Ben Harvey said: “I think it is fantastic to see a young person like Leigh giving up her time to do such good work in her local community.

“Spending 15 hours a week volunteering shows real commitment, and she deserves some recognition for this fantastic achievement.

“We’re delighted that she agreed to be the guest of honour at our fun day.”

As well as meeting the minions, children lined up to have their faces painted, while parents were dazzled by close-up magician Lee Diamond.

As part of the fun day, 25 golden tickets were hidden around town, with free meals to those who found them.