Colin Hendry made a return to Rovers after showing his support for East Lancashire Hospice.
The Premier League title winner, who made over 400 appearances for the club across two spells, was a special guest at the Senior Training Centre, where he teamed up with Rovers midfielder Craig Conway to present a cheque to the charity for over £1,000.
The two former Scotland internationals were joined by fundraiser Tony Cartwright, who had organised two events in aid of the Hospice – ‘An Evening with Colin Hendry & Mark Patterson’ and a Take That tribute night.
Tony, who is organising a 50s and 60s themed night in July, said: “This has been a team effort raising money for East Lancashire Hospice and it was a pleasure doing it.
“Every little helps for such a fantastic charity and what a pleasure it was to have Colin Hendry and Craig Conway presenting the cheque. I can't what to do the next event!”
Catherine Leech, of East Lancashire Hospice, said: “Tony is such a wonderful and generous man. Not only with the hospice, but other local charities, through many years. His time, effort and support is highly appreciated.”
Colin Hendry added: “I have been trying to help the Hospice for a few years now and as we all know, every little helps. It’s not down to one person, but many people chipping in with their time and effort.”
Conway, who is Rovers’ Player Ambassador for East Lancashire Hospice – one of the club’s four chosen charities for the 2018-19 season – will this weekend be cutting supporters’ hair at Form Barbershop in Clitheroe to raise further funds for the local worthy cause.