Local schoolchildren are set to benefit from free tickets to games at Ewood Park this season thanks to the generosity of a life-long Rovers fan.
For 61-year-old Philip Shorrock, who lives in London and is unable to attend home matches, has purchased two season tickets in the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand, which have been donated to The Redeemer Primary School on Jack Walker Way.
The tickets will be used to incentivise pupils in terms of good behaviour and outstanding achievements.
PE Coordinators James McLeod and Craig Marshall, along with students Alex Keeling and Max Buckley, were invited to Ewood Park, where they were presented with the complimentary tickets by Rovers manager Tony Mowbray.
Mr Marshall, a season ticket holder in the Family Stand, said: “We are delighted to accept the tickets on behalf of the school. It really is a very generous and very kind offer.
“Hopefully it’s going to be a successful promotion season and by providing lots of different kids with the chance to come down with their parents to watch games, hopefully the club will gain a few more fans too.”