Rovers are hoping to improve the health and wellbeing of the East Lancashire population by dedicating Saturday’s game against Barnsley to raising vital funds and awareness for local hospital charity ELHT&Me.
Rovers have teamed up with ELHT&Me for the 2019-20 season, as one of the club’s four charity partners, along with The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity, Fight Like a Kid and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.
ELHT&Me is the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, who provide high-quality care for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.
The Trust manages Blackburn Royal Hospital as well as four other hospitals in the region and community services across East Lancashire too.
Donations to ELHT&Me make a huge difference for patients and their loved ones by improving the hospital experience, funding research, buying state-of-the-art medical equipment and enabling the Trust to provide care beyond standard NHS funding.
The chosen charities will each benefit from fundraising and awareness events held throughout the season, including a designated matchday at Ewood Park.
Saturday’s scheduled activities include bucket collections, an awareness stall in the FanZone, the Rovers players warming-up in ELHT&Me t-shirts and posters displayed around the stadium.
The club will also be opening the top tier of the Blackburn End for staff and families from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, whilst Christine Hughes, Executive Director of Communications and Engagement at the Trust, will be a special guest on the pitch at half-time.
For more information about ELHT&Me please click here.
Last season, Rovers helped to raise over £9,000 for East Lancashire Hospice, Child Action Northwest and Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.