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Rovers stars spread Christmas cheer

It was a night to remember for the club's disabled supporters at Ewood Park

12 December 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray and the first team squad were on hand to spread some festive cheer at the annual Disabled Supporters' Christmas Party.

Over 200 fans attended the popular Ewood event, which has been a firm fixture on the club's social calendar since 1993.

The guests got the chance to meet their heroes, who spent time signing autographs and posing for photos with supporters young and old.

Rovers' Under-23s and Ladies stars were also in attendance at the sell-out party, which was held in the Premier Suite at Ewood Park.

Up next was a special visit from Santa Claus himself, before a potato pie supper, quiz and disco rounded off an enjoyable evening.

Christine Rennard, Rovers’ Access and Safeguarding Officer, said: “This is the 26th annual Christmas party we have held and it is an opportunity for supporters with a disability to get together and meet the players in a safe and comfortable environment.

“We’ve got an excellent group of players here, who freely mingle and really interact with the supporters and enjoy that personal conversation with them, but it is the people with disabilities that are at the forefront of the function – it’s their night.

“All the staff here tonight are volunteering, we’re not working, because it means that much to us and when you see the smiles on the fans’ faces and see that you’ve made a difference, that’s what it’s all about.”

The club would like to thank Blackburn Rovers Community Trust for sponsoring the event - funding the DJ, Christmas crackers and chocolates.

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