Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 – the UK’s largest match funding campaign

Blackburn Youth Zone is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 – the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Any donations made between midday 30th November and midday Tuesday 7th December will be doubled at no extra cost to you. What will your donation go towards? This year your donation will go towards Young adult carers.... Read more »

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Zone to Home at Christmas

Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Zone to Home’ pledges to feed 10,000 vulnerable young people this Christmas  Zone to Home at Christmas  Blackburn Youth Zone will ensure vulnerable young people don’t go hungry this Christmas after launching a festive campaign. The Youth Zone has pledged to feed 10,000 children and young people across Blackburn with Darwen over... Read more »

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Cummins Mellor’s quiz raises more than £6,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone

Blackburn-based Cummins Mellor Family of Businesses held their 6th annual ‘BYZ Quiz’, raising money for their chosen charity, Blackburn Youth Zone. The family business which celebrated its 30th birthday last year, didn’t want to let the challenges presented by COVID-19 stand in the way of raising vital funds for the Youth Zone. The quiz, which... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone Patrons learn lessons in risk-taking and resilience from Majid Hussain MBE 

Blackburn Youth Zone Patrons learn lessons in risk-taking and resilience from Majid Hussain MBE  Patrons of young people’s charity Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) heard from an award-winning business leader about the art of risk-taking and resilience.  The Youth Zone, which offers vital services to young people aged five to 21, invited supporters to listen to... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone launches truck as young people get a steer on haulage careers

Staff and young people from community charity Blackburn Youth Zone unveiled their own branded lorry as they drove home the benefits of haulage careers with a charity supporter. Youth zone patron Fagan and Whalley launched its new Blackburn Youth Zone truck with a visit to the Jubilee Street centre during National Lorry Week this week.... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone named one of most resilient organisations by law firm

A charity that launched an internet youth club and delivered free meals to support young people in Blackburn during the pandemic has won a top accolade for its resilience.   Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ), which offers vital services to young people aged five to 21, has been named in a select group of North West organisations... Read more »

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The Lord-Lieutenant presents two Blackburn with Darwen Volunteer Groups with prestigious Queen’s Award

The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, has officially presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to seven volunteer groups from Lancashire, including two from the Blackburn with Darwen area.  The Award is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The award ceremony... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone announce exciting new partnership with the DWP; supporting young people into employment. 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched 110 youth hubs across the UK to support young people in finding employment.  Local charity Blackburn Youth Zone announce that they are proud partners of this exciting unique initiative set to launch next month supporting local young people.   The Youth Hub will be based at Blackburn... Read more »

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Fagan & Whalley Paint the town orange  and go that extra mile to support young people struggling with mental health. 

Proud Patrons of Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Fagan and Whalley’ are leading the way, painting the town orange to support young people with low-level mental health issues. ‘Paint the town orange’ is Blackburn Youth Zone’s first ever corporate challenge. Every penny raised will go towards funding a full-time targeted support worker; to help local young people... Read more »

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Football match to help break barriers between young people and the police.

Forget Manchester City vs Arsenal this weekend – the real big football match happened this week at Blackburn Youth Zone. Young people from Blackburn Youth Zone took on local police officers in a 5-a-side football match. The aim of the game was to improve relations with young people and police. Breaking down barriers that exist,... Read more »

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