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Supporters Event: Making a difference together

Supporters of Blackburn Youth Zone day to thanks them for their continuing support. Founder Andrew Graham speaks to the supporters. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday December 07 2017.

On 7th December 2017 Blackburn Youth Zone invited guests from across the organisations Patron and Community Network to celebrate the generous support that has kept Blackburn Youth Zone open 365 days for the past 5 years for all young people across the borough. Guests were welcomed to the Supporters’ Event by Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw, who highlighted the importance of … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone’s ‘Holiday Club’

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Blackburn Youth Zone’s ‘Holiday Club’   If you're looking to keep the children busy for the first week in the new year once christmas is over, then sign them up for Blackburn Youth Zone’s fun and affordable Holiday Club. Open daily from the Tuesday 2nd January till the Friday 5th January, Holiday Club is an action-packed programme of activities including climbing, gym, dance, art, … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone holds Christmas Family Fun Day

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Blackburn Youth Zone hosts a Free Christmas Family Fun Day on 25th November for the whole family, from 12pm - 4pm with FREE entry. Join Blackburn Youth Zone’s Christmas Family Fun day for FREE Saturday 25th November from 12pm until 4pm. Young people who attend Blackburn Youth Zone’s and have completed the National Citizen Service have developed a fun Christmas Family Fun day for the … [Read more...]

Christmas Jumper Day: By wearing a sweater you can make things better and support your local charity

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Blackburn Youth Zone wants to bring the town together this Christmas to support local young people and their families.  Schools and Corporates get the chance to don their cheesiest Christmas Jumper on 20th December to raise money for Blackburn Youth Zone’s weekly ‘Eat Together’. ‘Eat Together' runs at the Youth Zone every Saturday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm and provides hot meals for local … [Read more...]

Join Our Club: Young People With Disabilities Need Services That Support Inclusion

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  I'm a 23-year-old young person who enjoys an active and event-packed lifestyle. I've auditioned for X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and The Voice and it's not unheard of to see me zip wiring through the air or abseiling. What may surprise you is that I need to use a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy. Born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 2lbs 8oz, the condition developed … [Read more...]

‘Parallel Communities, What’s the Problem?’

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On Wednesday 20th September, Blackburn Youth Zone invited guests from across the community to attend a very special event, hosted by Rt Hon Jack Straw and Professor Ted Cantle. The event was a huge success which saw Professor Ted Cantle and the Rt Hon Jack Straw debate in depth about the importance of inclusion and cohesion within the Blackburn with Darwen community, and what if anything, we … [Read more...]

Blackburn College and Blackburn Youth Zone continue to collaborate to raise aspirations for young people

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Blackburn College and Blackburn Youth Zone continue to collaborate to raise aspirations for young people Blackburn College and Blackburn Youth Zone will continue to work together to raise hope and aspiration for young people of the Borough. The partnership has seen many collaborative projects, engaging thousands of young people and providing educational and developmental opportunities … [Read more...]

Bennett and Graham visit Blackburn Youth Zone

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Elliott Bennett and Danny Graham made an appearance at Blackburn Youth Zone, they were shown around the facility by the young people and then played on Blackburn Youth Zone, rooftop five on Blackburn Youth Zone Mini Ewood Park. Blackburn Youth Zone and Blackburn Rover Community Trust have created an amazing partnership in which both organisations work together for the young people of the … [Read more...]

Mayor & Mayoress’s of Lancashire visit to Blackburn Youth Zone

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The Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen hosted a visit for their fellow mayors from across Lancashire. Mayor Colin Rigby, gave the group a tour of Blackburn Youth Zone. Blackburn Youth Zone has been supported by the Local Authority for 5 years, there investment allows Blackburn Youth Zone to open our doors 7 days per week for ages 5-19 for just 50p. Mubashar Khaliq, Youth and Community … [Read more...]

Eden School kindly donates to Blackburn Youth Zone to support young people of the borough

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Eden School has donated gaming chairs to Blackburn Youth Zone to support Blackburn Youth Zone’s aim of engaging children and young people in the Borough in positive activities. The kind donation of the gaming chairs will support Blackburn Youth Zone and ‘GAME’ to provide a new and exciting gaming space for young people of the Borough, which is set to launch in September. Blackburn Youth Zone … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone’s Free Family Fun Day was a huge success!

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The community came together to celebrate the launch of the  ‘Joining Forces’ project which aims to support children of Service Families in our community. The FREE Family Fun Day was open to the community and included activities for all the family, climbing wall, free membership stall, military assault course, bouncy castle, Fire engine demonstration, Blackburn Rovers penalty shoot out, military … [Read more...]

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Blackburn Youth Zone continues to support Blackburn in Bloom

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Blackburn Youth Zone continues to support Blackburn in Bloom As a Blackburn BID partner, Youth Zone have been looking to impress the nation by showing the judges the very best of the North West’s community horticulture. Blackburn Youth Zone have been working with their partners, Blackburn College to support Blackburn in Bloom. Young people and the community have came together to improve … [Read more...]

Northcote apprentices raise £1100 for good causes

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Hospitality stars of the future give charities a slice of help. A group of promising apprentices who organised evenings at Café Northcote raised over £1,000 for three local causes. Earlier this year Café Northcote handed over the controls to apprentices to showcase their talents as they developed their own menus for the six gastronomic evenings. The ‘Taste of the Future’ nights was named by the … [Read more...]

GAME ZONE to launch at Blackburn Youth Zone!

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  Blackburn Youth Zone and gaming giants ‘GAME’ have teamed up to provide a new and exciting gaming space for young people of the Borough, which is set to launch in September. The room at Blackburn Youth Zone will be transformed and kitted out with the latest gaming consoles, courtesy of GAME, to create a gamers paradise! The project will be young people led, with The Zone being … [Read more...]

HIVE Social Group

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A new group has been born out of the HIVE business networking group, that will not only raise funds for BYZ but offer a relaxed environment or businesses and like minded people to get together socialise. The HIVE Social Committee is headed up by Mark Lomas of Lomas Office Furniture and has proven to be a huge success. After the roaring success of the first Hive Bee Social event in June, the … [Read more...]

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust to deliver full range of sport at BYZ

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BRCT to deliver full range of sport at BYZ Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are delighted to have entered into a partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone to provide the full range of inclusive sports provision at the fun-filled town centre location. In an arrangement that brings two of the biggest youth engagement charitable organisations in Blackburn into an organised partnership, the … [Read more...]

WHY support BYZ – Read Aleena’s Story

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During the Trevor Dawson Golf Day, one of our members stood up in front of over 100 people and shared her story, this is Aleena's story:   "My name Aleena, I’m 18 years old and have been coming to Youth Zone for almost 4 years now. I started to play football as I have always been involved in sports since a young age, the Sports Manager at Blackburn Youth Zone, who was one of the … [Read more...]

Lunar Presents… UV Glow Club Night

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Blackburn Youth Zone hosts their first ever Lunar Presents, which will bring all young people together on the 22nd July 6:30pm -9:30pm, for ages 12 - 16. Lunar Presents is a UV Club Night at Blackburn Youth Zone that will celebrate the beginning of the Summer Holidays. Each floor of the Youth Zone will have different genres of music reaching out to a wide audience. Each month Youth Zone plan … [Read more...]

Celebrations all round at Charity Golf Day!

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There were lots of winners at the Trevor Dawson Charity Golf Day. The sun shone, temperatures soared as a full field of 21 corporate teams enjoyed the immaculate course conditions of Clitheroe Golf Club for the Trevor Dawson Charity Golf Day. Word has just come in that the charity golf day raised over £6,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone, which brings the total over the years to over £20,000 raised. … [Read more...]

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Partnership

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  Amazing opportunity to work for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, where you can work in the community. Blackburn Youth Zone Sports Manager Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (BRCT) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated Youth Zone Sports Manager to manage the sports timetable, the quality assurance of the staff delivering sessions and delivery within … [Read more...]

Band Night at Blackburn Youth Zone

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    BwD Music Hub with its partners Blackburn Youth Zone and BwD Young People’s Service is organising the latest Soundtracks Band Night on Friday 7th July at Blackburn Youth Zone from 7pm. Bands which have developed through our weekly sessions at Blackburn Youth Zone and Kaleidoscope Youth Centre will be performing along with guest bands from Blackburn and … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone Chief Executive, Hannah Allen joins the Hive steering group!

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Blackburn Youth Zone Chief Executive, Hannah Allen joins the Hive Network Steering Group The Hive ambassadors network launched in 2012, with the aim of bringing local businesses and individuals together to develop and promote Blackburn and Darwen, challenge perceptions and raise the profile of the area.  A key priority for the group is to create the environment for a thriving and competitive … [Read more...]

Eat Together! Celebrating Youth Zone’s 5th birthday

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Blackburn Youth Zone 5th birthday was a huge success! Blackburn Youth Zone hosted an event to celebrate their 5th birthday, in true BYZ spirit they brought the whole community together including business, young people, the local authority and local people including our local refugee community. The event also marked  five years of bringing young people across the borough together, Eid and … [Read more...]