Thousands of people across the country showed their support for Blackburn Rovers by participating in Blue and White Day on Friday 4th May.
More than 30 schools, businesses and organisations donned the club’s traditional blue and white colours in aid of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and other local causes to celebrate promotion to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking!
The club’s popular mascot, Rover the Dog, visited various organisations and schools throughout the day and met all the Rovers fans taking part!
Rover’s route started with a trip to St James Lower Darwen at 9am and after a frantic day concluded with a visit to Essential Employment, who are housed in the Darwen End at Ewood Park.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s events and fundraising officer Jess Clegg, who brought the Blue and White Day idea to life said: “It has been an absolutely amazing day and we are all so pleased how it has gone.
“It has been frantic to say the least visiting so many different places in one day but it is great to see how many people have showed their support for Blackburn Rovers by participating in Blue and White Day.
“It is great that we can mark the club’s promotion back to the Championship by raising money for the Trust and other local causes! Everyone looked like they were having a good time and of course, they loved meeting Rover.”
Rukhsana, assistant head teacher from St Michael with St John’s, a primary school based in Blackburn town centre, added: “St Michael with St John have been proud to be a part of the Blue and White Day celebrations.
“We've shown our support by wearing blue and white and we've even enjoyed a few football chants. The visit from Rover the Dog was the perfect end to our day! Well done Rovers!”
The excitement now continues as we get set for our final game of the season against Oxford United at Ewood Park tomorrow.
Don’t forget that any match tickets purchased before 3pm on Saturday are priced at just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for juniors (normal matchday prices apply after 3pm on Saturday 5th May).
Blackburn Rovers and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust would like to thank the following schools, businesses and organisations for taking part in Blue and White Day:
Darwen St James Primary School
Darwen St Peter Primary School
St Annes Primary School
St James Lower Darwen Primary School
Meadowhead Community Infant School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Michael with St John Primary School
Tockholes Primary School
Lammack Primary School
The Redeemer Primary School
Shadsworth Infant School
Bolton by Bowland Primary School
Lower Darwen Primary School
Longshaw Community Junior School
St Barnabas and St Paul’s Primary School
Brookhouse Primary School
Holy Trinity Primary School
Stepping Stones Nursery
Praetura Assest Finance
St James Church, Darwen
S and T Klosinski Economic Development Consultants LTD
Olive Tree Domiciliary Services
Care Network Hub, Blackburn
Eden Estate Agents
Vantage Toyota, Blackburn