Her Majesty The Queen

Everybody across the Onside Youth Zone Network mourns the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. In 2021, we were delighted to have received the ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’. This was followed by an invitation to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2022, where our Head of Operations, Leon Crosby, personally met... Read more »

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One-off special radio show live from Blackburn Youth Zone set to put a spotlight on the cost of living crisis

As we enter the winter months, the days are getting colder, food prices are increasing, and the cost of living is starting to reach breaking point for many, with things only expected to get much worse. Youth Zone has partnered with BBC Radio Lancashire to do a special one-off show this Thursday 29th, September, highlighting... Read more »

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School Uniforms- We need your help

WE NEED YOUR HELP   Given the recent increase in daily living costs, the number of young people needing support with school uniforms has risen. With just 2 weeks to go until schools return, several families in Blackburn are still in need of school uniforms.    On average, high school uniforms cost £150.    In... Read more »

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ST Murphy Transport pledge their support and become a Patron of Youth Zone Darwen

S.T Murphy Transport was founded in 1993 by Shaun Murphy and began with one truck which serviced the packaging and paper mills of Darwen. The company grew gradually over the years, diversifying into multiple sectors with an expanding modern fleet of artics and vans. Following Shaun’s son Liam’s arrival in 2013, we have experienced exponential... Read more »

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Napthens Solicitors Charity Clay Shoot for Youth Zone returns 2022

It’s back and better than ever!    Napthens Solicitors are once again hosting this prestigious event in aid of Blackburn Youth Zone at the stunning Coniston Hotel and Shooting Ground. Situated on the superb 1400 acre Coniston Estate near Skipton in the heart of the stunning North Yorkshire Dales. Coniston Shooting Ground is run by... Read more »

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HOUSEBUILDER SHOWS HEART OF GOLD WITH BLACKBURN YOUTH ZONE SUPPORT

A Lancashire housing developer has pledged to support the vital work of Blackburn Youth Zone for three years. Kingswood Homes has become the latest business to join the Youth Zone’s network ofsupporters, signing up to become a ‘gold patron’. The partnership will see the business, based in Little Hoole, Preston, with sites across the county,... Read more »

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Trevor Dawson Golf Day raises £6,000 for Youth Zone

Trevor Dawson Charity Golf Day was back with a vengeance after two years’ absence, and what a day for raising funds for the magnificent Blackburn Youth Zone.  21 corporate teams drove off in brilliant sunshine at Clitheroe Golf Club.  The course was in excellent condition producing great scoring, with the overall winners being K2 Storage... Read more »

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Bill aiming to break TWO world records to raise funds for Blackburn charities

Bill aiming to break TWO world records to raise funds for Blackburn charities BLACKBURN charities will be among those that are set to benefit from the record-breaking exploits of Bill Hodgson. The fundraiser, who tests his mental and physical endurance to the limit, is being supported by Blackburn’s Pops Ali and a team of volunteers... Read more »

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Crowds celebrate the successful return of the Blackburn Beer & Gin Festival as its raises £40,000

Blackburn Beer & Gin Festival opened with a bang as over 100 businesses attended the successful East Lancashire event on a Friday afternoon exclusive sponsor event. Individuals had the opportunity to network with the biggest businesses in East Lancashire whilst sampling the finest beers, gin, wine, and ales. “The Blackburn Beer & Gin Festival is... Read more »

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Anniversary ball raises £30,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone

An anniversary ball hosted to mark 10 years of Blackburn Youth Zone has raised £30,000 towards its running costs. Blackburn Youth Zone’s 10th Anniversary Ball raises £30,000  Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) celebrate their 10th birthday year and on Saturday 14th May they celebrated this in style with their 10th-anniversary charity ball at Mytton Fold, Langho,... Read more »

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