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Community Shield contribution given to BCSC

29 April 2016

Blackburn Community Sports Club have found themselves £2,000 better off after being nominated to receive the club's share of the 2015 Community Shield Fund.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust chose to present the funds to BCSC - the parent organisation of Lammack Juniors FC - off the back of a successful ongoing partnership between the two organisations.
 
Gary Robinson, CEO of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, who was presented with the cheque by Rovers’ Club Secretary Ian Silvester during Saturday's home game against Bristol City at Ewood Park, revealed why the Trust had chosen to back BCSC. 

He said: "We have been great friends with the team down at Lammack for many years and they put on a wonderful range of sports for the benefit of the whole community.
 
"They have been accommodating to our events when we have looked to use their facilities for different sports and we have enjoyed their company for a number of exciting opportunities this season, such as the times when they have supplied an excellent team of reliable ball boys for various fixtures at Ewood Park.
 
"We know that this money will directly benefit the people of Blackburn because it will be diverted to some great initiatives. They are a charity who share similar goals to our own Community Trust, whose mission is to engage and enthuse local people in sport, community volunteering and to provide opportunities for inclusion for all."
 
The club's Community Trust engages with around 30,000 local residents every year, offering over 35 projects and counting. Last year, they were named as the Football League Community Club of the Year for the North West at both the Football League Awards and Northwest Football Awards. To discover more about the range of opportunities they offer, please visit www.brfctrust.co.uk.

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