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Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone Welcomes Darwen Terracotta as a Patron, Strengthening Commitment to Community Growth

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is pleased to announce a significant addition to its Patron Network. Darwen Terracotta, a distinguished name in the architectural terracotta and faience industry, has officially joined hands with the Youth Zone to bolster its dedication to social responsibility and community development.

Darwen Terracotta boasts an impressive pedigree in architectural terracotta and faience, with a seasoned team that has contributed to the restoration and construction of some of the most iconic buildings in the UK, Europe, North America, Canada, and Australia.

Based in Blackburn, Darwen Terracotta specialises in crafting bespoke terracotta products for the construction industry. The company’s expertise is evident in the embellishments adorning traditional buildings, including notable landmarks such as the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall in London. Their commitment to combining traditional artisan skills with modern manufacturing techniques has been further enhanced through collaboration with DigitME2.

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, a charity dedicated to young people, provides over 60 hours of services during school closures and serves over 4,500 members aged 5-19, with additional dedicated services for young adults up to the age of 25. The organization operates from state-of-the-art centres in Blackburn and Darwen, extending its reach into the community.

Steve Allen and Jon Wilson, Directors of Darwen Terracotta, expressed their enthusiasm for the partnership: 

“We are delighted to become patrons of Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone. At Darwen Terracotta, we understand the vital role that community organisations play in shaping the future. By supporting the Youth Zone, we aim to contribute to the development of young talents, empowering them to reach their full potential. We believe that investing in the youth is an investment in the prosperity of our community.”

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, in collaboration with Darwen Terracotta, will continue to provide programs and activities promoting personal development, skill-building, and social integration among young people. The partnership strengthens the Youth Zone’s ability to deliver impactful initiatives and expand its reach within the community.

Wayne Wild, Chairman of Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Darwen Terracotta as our newest patron. Their commitment to the well-being and growth of our community aligns perfectly with our mission at the Youth Zone. This partnership will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to provide essential services and support to the young people of Blackburn and Darwen.”

The collaboration between Darwen Terracotta and Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone exemplifies the positive impact that can be achieved when businesses and community organisations come together with a shared vision for a brighter future.

For more information on becoming a patron, please contact