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MK Illumination, a UK market leader in crafting captivating lighting experiences, is taking a significant step towards community enrichment by joining forces with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone as a proud Silver Patron.

This alliance reflects MK Illumination’s unwavering commitment to fostering community growth and empowering the young minds of Blackburn.
Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, a charity dedicated to young people, prominently provides over 60 hours of services when schools are closed. With over 4,500 members benefiting, their provision takes place at a state-of-the-art centre in Blackburn, our satellite site in Darwen and within the community, open to ages 5- 19, with a dedicated SEND and Employability services open to young adults up to the age of 25.

MK Illumination’s values align perfectly with the Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone mission creating a synergistic partnership poised to make a positive impact. Matt Davies-Couzens, Managing Director of MK Illumination, said:

We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone as a Silver Patron. This embodies our company’s belief in the potential of young people in our local community and our commitment to nurturing their growth by providing them with
avenues to learn, create, and succeed.

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is a safe place for young people, offering various activities such as climbing, football, basketball, dance, music, arts and crafts, music production, and more, all free of charge. In addition to the universal youth club offerings, the centre provides enriching projects aligned with its strategic pillars: Skills and aspirations, Health and well-being, and Cohesion and Social Integration.

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

“We warmly welcome MK Illumination; their contribution will undoubtedly enrich the experiences of the young people who access our facilities. MK Illumination’s decision to join the Patron Network and invest in the next generation reflects their dedication to supporting the local community. Supporting Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone as a Patron also supports their ESG goals. It’s a bright move towards a better future

MK Illumination’s strong commitment to responsible corporate and community support is deeply rooted. This partnership with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone exemplifies the company’s dedication to creating a sustainable and enduring positive influence in our community.

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For more information on how to become a Patron, please get in touch with Mel Thomas at