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Rovers announce new charity partners

Four chosen charities will each benefit from fundraising and awareness events

3 July 2018

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Blackburn Rovers are proud to unveil a four-midable line-up of charity partners ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust remain the official charity of the football club, who have also formed new partnerships with East Lancashire Hospice, Child Action North West and Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.

The chosen charities will each benefit from fundraising and awareness events, including a dedicated matchday at Ewood Park, as well as signed merchandise and player appearances.

Steve Waggott, Chief Executive of Blackburn Rovers, said: “The club are delighted to be able to announce the new charity partnerships and are excited to continue our work alongside our official charity partner, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, to assist these worthy causes through donated items, publicity and player appearances.”

Gary Robinson, CEO of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, added: "As the club’s official charity, we are thrilled to be part of this fantastic opportunity to help raise awareness and much-needed funds to support our work within the local community."

Lyn Stevenson, Chief Executive of East Lancashire Hospice, said: “We are thrilled that Blackburn Rovers have chosen East Lancashire Hospice as one of the charities to support in the coming year.

"As a local charity, the link with such a big name in the town is very exciting and will help to bring in funds to provide care to local people at a time when they need it.

"We also hope that the partnership will help us to raise awareness of our services in the local area, so our community knows that we are there for them should they need us.

"We are really looking forward to working together with the club over the coming year.”

Vicky Shepherd, Chief Executive of Age UK, added: "Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are delighted to have been chosen as a charity partner of Blackburn Rovers. 

"As a local independent charity we have an ongoing need to raise funds to support our services for older people in Blackburn and Darwen. 

"This important opportunity will enable us to continue to develop the support and services we are able to offer to help older people to be as independent, involved and active as they can be and to help those in need of additional support to do so. 

"We look forward to growing our partnership with Blackburn Rovers."

Martin Hartley-Smith, Deputy CEO of Child Action North West, said: “We are really pleased to have been selected as one of Blackburn Rovers' charities of the year.

"The support that we will receive from them during the year will prove invaluable in assisting us to raise funds, so we can continue to support more children, young people and families from across Blackburn with Darwen.

"We run many fundraising events throughout the year and having the backing of the club to help us raise our profile and get the community involved in what we do is seen as a real bonus.

"We really value our partnership with Blackburn Rovers."

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