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Awareness activities for charity partner

Tomorrow will be The Queen's Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity's designated matchday

6 December 2019

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Tomorrow's game against Derby County is being dedicated to raising vital funds and awareness for The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity.

Rovers have teamed up with The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity for the 2019-20 season, as one of the club’s four chosen charity partners, along with ELHT&Me, Fight Like a Kid and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

The chosen charities will each benefit from fundraising and awareness events held throughout the season, including a designated matchday at Ewood Park.

The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity was founded in March 2016 with the aim of providing the public with memorials in Staffordshire and on the Fylde Coast in memory of those personnel who served in the regiment during the 20th and 21st century, as well as providing relief and welfare support to veterans within the local community.

Saturday’s scheduled activities include bucket collections, the Rovers players warming-up in special t-shirts and marketing material displayed around the stadium.

As an added boost, Rovers recently put the ‘poppy shirts’ worn in our Remembrance fixture against Leeds United up for auction, which has raised a fantastic £3,791 for the charity.

Club Secretary Ian Silvester will make an official cheque presentation to Steve Stout of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity at half-time tomorrow.

The club would like to thank all of the supporters who submitted bids in the club auction and for raising a considerable amount of money for a worthy local cause.

Last season, Rovers helped to raise over £9,000 for East Lancashire Hospice, Child Action Northwest and Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.

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