£250K fundraising drive launched for new Darwen Youth Zone

Business and community leaders are backing a bid to raise £250,000 a year for a brand new ‘Youth Zone Darwen’ project. The scheme, being led by Blackburn Youth Zone, would see Meeting Places in the town centre transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for Darwen’s young people. Sessions would also be held at AFC Darwen, DACA’s... Read more »

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Our Paint The Town Orange campaign recently was a shining example of Corporate Social Responsibility working at its best – Hannah Allen CEO

Our Paint The Town Orange campaign recently was a shining example of Corporate Social Responsibility working at its best. The campaign saw businesses across East Lancashire raise more than £18,000 towards funding a target support worker to help young people’s emotional health and well-being, especially in a post-COVID-19 world. The corporate challenge brought together teams... Read more »

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The Business Community fundraise over £19,000K for Paint the Town Orange

Blackburn Youth Zone called on businesses across the community to work together to support young people’s health and wellbeing through the successful campaign Paint The Town Orange. Blackburn Youth Zone launched their corporate challenge which raised over £19,000K and ran from July – October, the campaign brought 13 businesses together all fundraising, to help BYZ... Read more »

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£30,000 raised through Christmas Challenge Campaign

£30,000 raised through Christmas Campaign Following Blackburn Youth Zones participation in the Big Give Christmas Campaign 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have exceeded our target of £30,000 to support the Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Caring For Our Young Carers’ project. With the money we have raised, we will offer practical/emotional support to ensure... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone victorious at Red Rose Awards 2021

Blackburn Youth Zone has prevailed at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards, winning the non for profit. The Red Rose Awards are held in Blackpool every year, and play out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 business professionals. This 2021 event saw the awards celebrated for the eleventh time!  Businesses from the... Read more »

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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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