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Lenihan lights up Blackburn Hospital

The defender was on hand to switch on the lights at the venue earlier this week

26 November 2019

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Darragh Lenihan was a special guest at Royal Blackburn Hospital for the switching on of their Christmas lights.

The Rovers defender was given the honour as part of his role as Player Ambassador for ELHT&Me, the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Republic of Ireland international signed player postcards and posed for photos with staff inside the hospital, before making his way outside, where he joined in with some Christmas carols, which were performed by a choir and local brass band.

After getting on board Santa’s sleigh, with Father Christmas himself and the charity’s mascot Elmore, Lenihan’s big moment arrived, as he pushed the plunger to turn on the hospital’s Christmas lights.

ELHT&Me are one of Rovers’ four chosen charity partners for the 2019-20 season and they enjoyed a designated matchday at Ewood Park on Saturday, raising vital funds and awareness, as Tony Mowbray’s men defeated Barnsley. 

Darragh said: "Thanks for welcoming me here tonight. I want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
"It's a great cause and it does an awful lot of good work for the local community and it's great to be an ambassador on behalf of the club."

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