Christmas is renowned to be a busy time of year for many people all around the world as they get ready for the big day.
And it has been no different at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, with staff working around the clock and getting involved in many different projects and schemes.
This month, numerous Blackburn Rovers players have paid visits to local schools to spread the Christmas spirit from participating in dance sessions to answering a wide range of different questions from the students.
The Trust also played a key role in supporting Rovers’ Winter Wonderland event, which saw thousands of supporters’ flock to Ewood Park to enjoy a night full of Christmas fun, laughter and smiles.
The BTEC students have now signed off for a deserved break until the New Year after working hard, both in the classroom and on the football pitch for the first four months of the academic year. But the teachers' work has not yet stopped, with an open evening for the programme held on Thursday to give 2018 school leavers the chance to see what BTEC programme at Rovers is all about.
The NCS team have been busy on residentials with students from Blackburn College this month. This week, head of the NCS programme at Rovers, Chris McGrail, attended an event in the town centre hosted by local charity Hands of Hope, with two NCS graduates Danyaal and Farhan, to provide hot food, drinks and clothing to the homeless.
The NCS team’s work this week did not stop there either, as they also supported Lancashire Mind by helping raise funds at Blackburn College, all this coming after a trip to Birmingham for the NCS 2017 Conference on Tuesday.
Back to Ewood, the Premier League Enterprise Challenge went ahead on Wednesday evening, pitting local schools against one another with the aim to pitch a business idea.
The winners on the night were Darwen Vale High School and to read the full story from the event, please click here.
An hour after the Premier League Enterprise Challenge, the Trust held a dance festival in the Darwen End, with a host of primary schools in the local area taking part in front of a large audience of proud parents and teachers.
On Thursday evening, the Trust supported the Disabled Christmas Party held at Ewood Park. The first team squad were in attendance, alongside Rover the Dog and our partners, GAME Blackburn. The busy week concluded with the final round of fixtures in the Social Inclusion Football League in the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, with special guests Blokes United from Hull participating, alongside regular visitors Derby County Community Trust.
Despite all of this, the busy spell at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is far from over so keep a look out for @BRFCTrust on Twitter and Facebook to see what is happening in the coming days.
For further information on the work Blackburn Rovers Community Trust do, please call 01254 508256.