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BYZ World Cup Tournament 2018

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On the 19th July Blackburn Youth Zone hosted our very own World Cup tournament. Companies came together to take on the challenge and compete with each other to see who could be crowned this year’s champions. All funds raised will be used towards new sports equipment for the young people at Blackburn Youth Zone. A huge thank you to those that took part in the day: PM+M Accountants, Harrison … [Read more...]

Celebrations all round at Trevor Dawson Golf Day

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There were lots of winners at the Trevor Dawson Charity Golf Day. The sun came out the moment the claxon sounded and 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 £6,500 for the magnificent Blackburn Youth Zone, which brings the total raised over … [Read more...]

New Age Sports MOT and Tai-Chi morning at Blackburn Youth Zone

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New Age Sports MOT and Tai-Chi morning at Blackburn Youth Zone The first of many MOT exercise performance tests at our over 50's New Age Sports club at Blackburn Youth Zone.  The 7 test MOT's were conducted in total by the re:fresh health and wellbeing team and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust who currently delivers all Blackburn Youth Zone sports. All who took part were between the ages … [Read more...]

Northcote raises vital funds for Blackburn Youth Zone mentoring programme

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Northcote raises vital funds Blackburn Youth Zone mentoring programme On, Thursday 14th June at Northcote, RT Hon Jack Straw, Chairman of Blackburn Youth Zone hosted ‘An Evening With Lisa Allen’ to raise vital funds for Blackburn Youth Zone mentoring programme. Guests from KPMG, Cardboard Box Company, Forbes, Napthens, Blackburn Rovers, 24 laundromat, Jones Melling and many more local … [Read more...]

Meet Raz Mohammed, our interim Chief Executive

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We are very pleased to announce that Raz Mohammed has joined Blackburn Youth Zone as our interim Chief Executive, taking over the reins from Hannah Allen officially on 1st June. Raz has extensive experience of successfully working in some of the most challenging, deprived and segregated wards and towns in England including Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Batley, Huddersfield and Oldham. His experience … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone receives funding for its Diversity Afterschool Clubs

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Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce it has secured £30,000 funding to support it to deliver after-school clubs to disabled young people within Blackburn with Darwen. The Peter Harrison Foundation is providing £15,000 to support the after-school clubs for the next three years, along with a further £15,000 from an anonymous match funding source. The after-school clubs give disabled young … [Read more...]

Melanie Thomas nominated for Rising Star Award

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Blackburn Youth Zone are proud to announce that Melanie Thomas, Fundraising Assistant at the Youth Zone, has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star (under 30 years old)’ category at the HIVE BwD Business Awards 2018. Mel was nominated for the passion, hard work and determination she shows on a daily basis in her job, helping Blackburn Youth Zone deliver activities for more than 1,000 young … [Read more...]

Northcote to host exclusive event to raise money in aid of Blackburn Youth Zone

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Northcote are to organise and host ‘A Night with Lisa Goodwin-Allen’ on Thursday 14th June that will take place at the luxurious Northcote Manor to raise vital funds for Blackburn Youth Zone. Blackburn Youth Zone, helps to support thousands of local young people, providing somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to 365 days a year for just 50p. Blackburn Youth Zone events … [Read more...]

Community ‘Eat Together’ at Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making

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Community ‘Eat Together’ at Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making You’re invited to join Blackburn Youth Zone community ‘Eat Together’ in support of the National Festival of Making on 13th May 2018. On Sunday 13th May Blackburn Youth Zone will be delivering a community ‘Eat Together’ where young people, parents and local business can come and celebrate the Festival Of … [Read more...]

Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018

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Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018 Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce an agenda of special events in support of the National Festival of Making on 12th and 13th May 2018. This National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn on Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May 2018.  In 2017 the first National Festival of Making … [Read more...]