Blackburn Rovers have helped to raise over £5,000 for The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity.
One of Rovers’ chosen charity partners for the 2019-20 season, Saturday’s home game against Derby County was their designated matchday at Ewood Park.
Representatives from the charity met their Player Ambassador, Stewart Downing, ahead of kick-off, whilst a bucket collection around the stadium raised a staggering £1,327.61.
The charity were then presented with a cheque for £3,791 at half-time, which was the superb sum of money raised from the club’s auction of the ‘poppy shirts’ worn in the Remembrance Day fixture against Leeds United at Elland Road last month – taking the total to £5,118.61!
Steve Stout MBE, of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity, who received the donation from Rovers’ Club Secretary Ian Silvester, said: “What a fantastic day we had on Saturday. We cannot thank you enough for all your efforts and support on our behalf.
“May I say, it’s a pleasure to have such a consummate professional as yourself supporting The Queens Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity. Your efforts on our behalf are truly appreciated.”