Hot on the heels of a double nomination at the HIVE Awards, we have now learned that Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are in the running at The Fusion Awards too!
The event, fronted by Asian Image, aims to reward community groups and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures as well business and sporting talent across the north west.
There's potential for another trophy to make its way to Ewood Park after the club’s official charity was selected as one of the candidates in the Youth Leadership Award category, with the judges noting an application that highlighted our ever-increasing interaction with the town's BAME community, bringing opportunities to thousands of local residents at the stadium and in the surrounding areas.
The Community Trust will find out whether or not the nomination has been successful when the awards night takes place at the Concert Hall, King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on Saturday 7th July.
It means that with The HIVE Awards and The Fusion Awards taking place just two days apart at the same town centre venue, there's a chance that BRCT could bring home three trophies in just 48 hours!
Gary Robinson, CEO of the Community Trust, is heartened by the continued warmth being shown towards Blackburn Rovers' official charity, explaining:
"It's a real pleasure to receive nominations for any awards ceremony, and it's our delight to discover that our many years of hard work, helping to engage with the area's BAME community, is in the spotlight thanks to this year's Fusion Awards.
"These awards are hosted and determined thanks to the decisions of local people who are aware of the kind of activities that we undertake, so we're very proud to discover that the efforts are being valued to such an extent that we may potentially receive an award for them.
"Whatever the outcome, we look forward to being part of this prestigious event for the first time and we're sure that it will be a night to remember when we join the celebration at King George's Hall."