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Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is thrilled to announce that Blackburn Round Table, a prominent community organization, has joined its network as a Patron. 

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is a vibrant and dynamic young person’s charity that tirelessly works to empower children and young people aged 8 to 19 (up to 25 for those with disabilities). With over 4,500 members, the Youth Zone offers an array of activities and exciting opportunities, aiming to improve the life chances and prospects of local young individuals, preparing them for a successful life journey.

Thom Donnely, Chairman of Blackburn Round Table, said,

“We are proud to join the Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone network. They do fantastic work in our community, and we look forward to supporting them in providing young people with a safe and inspiring place to go. Our partnership together will enable a positive difference in the lives of young people across the Blackburn with Darwen borough.”

Beyond providing a welcoming space for young people, the Youth Zone also addresses the critical need to support those struggling to find their way into education, employment, or training. Their Youth Employability Hub, established in 2021, has already assisted over 400 young individuals in the last twelve months and continues to grow in influence and impact.


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

“We are proud to welcome Blackburn Round Table to the Patron network. Their commitment to investing in the future of our young people is truly commendable. We look forward to a partnership that will make a lasting impact on the lives of the young people in our community.”

As a Patron, Blackburn Round Table will play a crucial role in furthering the goals of Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, working together to provide support and resources that enable young people to flourish and achieve their full potential. This collaboration reflects the shared vision of both organizations to foster a brighter and more promising future for the young people in the region.

For more information about Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone Patron network, please contact