Blackburn MP Kate Hollern has congratulated Blackburn Rovers Community Trust on their achievement in bringing the North West Checkatrade Community Club of the Year Award to the town.
Hollern, who has represented Blackburn at Westminster since 2015 and was invited by the club to be a guest at Sunday’s top of the table clash against Wigan Athletic, spoke positively about the charity’s work on behalf of the residents in the local area.
She told rovers.co.uk: “I’m delighted to hear that a charity that has been helping the people of Blackburn with Darwen for more than three decades has been recognised once again on a national scale and wish Blackburn Rovers Community Trust all the best at the EFL Awards.
“For our borough to be able to call upon the football club community organisation that has been named as the best in our region is a vital asset for Blackburn with Darwen, and it’s great to hear that so many schools, charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals benefit from working hand-in-hand with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.”
The Community Trust’s regular weekly schedule incorporates work in six different Westminster seats – Blackburn, Rossendale and Darwen, Chorley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and South Ribble.
The charity works closely with scores of schools, community organisations, voluntary groups, sports teams and more across all of those regions, with occasional outreach work extending as far afield as Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland and Germany.
Projects include work in the Trust’s key themes of education, health, social inclusion and sports participation, with some even managing to focus their attention on all four areas for the benefit of tens of thousands of participants every year.
To discover more about the Community Trust’s work, visit their website at www.brfctrust.co.uk.