Blackburn Rovers Community Trust took two dozen of its favourite participants to a happy tea party in Darwen to celebrate the ongoing success of the programmes they enjoy.
Every Monday morning from 10am to 11am, the dance studio in the Darwen End plays host to line dancing for the over 50s, and at the same time on Tuesday morning, anyone in the same age bracket is welcome to become one of 'Jack's Walkers' and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the Ewood Park pitch.
Those that regularly attend the two events have become such good friends that the Community Trust now put on additional special events for them all to enjoy, so the latest outing took the group to Dolly's Tearoom in Darwen.
There, the 24 guests were treated to a mini afternoon tea, a raffle for a selection of keenly admired prizes and the chance to enjoy a great event out with their friends.
Jen Calvert, who leads both projects for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, enjoyed seeing so many happy faces on the day, and explained:
"It's a privilege to be able to welcome such a lovely group of people to our sessions, we all thoroughly enjoy each other's company so it makes sense to celebrate these friendships by holding these additional events."
"They share so many great stories and have become a really tightly knit group through all the mornings they spend together, and it's one of the most worthwhile and rewarding things that we do when we see how much everybody enjoys it."
New recruits to both the line dancing and Jack's Walkers are always welcome. More details on these and the many other projects delivered by the Community Trust can be found at www.brfctrust.co.uk