The Trust was established in 1999 according to the wishes of Dr Brian Mercer OBE, F.Eng, FRS (1927-1998)

Brian Mercer was a prolific inventor and industrialist. All of Brian Mercer’s inventions have originated, been developed and manufactured in Blackburn to the benefit of the town’s economy.

The proportion of funds allocated to the three causes is:
75% – Prevention and Relief of Human Suffering
15% – Art
10% – Causes Local to Blackburn Lancashire
Brian Mercer Charitable Trust has been a Gold Patron for Blackburn Youth Zone since January 2012.

We are Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

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