Napthens Solicitor Completes Swim for Blackburn Youth Zone

Blackburn Youth Zone has received a cheque for £6,147.50 from Oliver McCann of Napthens Solicitors after he completed a fundraising swim for the charity.  Oliver McCann, Employment Partner and Head of Napthens Solicitors East Lancashire, swam the Great North Swim, the biggest swimming water event in the UK.  Having trained daily for the challenge, Oliver... Read more »

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Fundraising Event Celebrates £500k Milestone for BNI Vista Group With Blackburn YouthZone

Fundraising Event Celebrates £500k Milestone for BNI Vista Group With Blackburn YouthZone On the 18th July BNI Vista hosted a fundraising evening for Blackburn Youth Zone at The Avenue Hotel, Brockhall Village, to celebrate passing £500K in business since its launch.  The evening started off with live entertainment and canapés, whilst visitors flowed in to... Read more »

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Award-winning Blackburn Youth Zone provided Cheque by HIVE

Blackburn Youth Zone has received a cheque from Ian Brown, Chairman of the HIVE of £1200 which was raised at the HIVE Blackburn with Darwen Business Awards. The amount was raised at the awards which took place at King George’s Hall on 27th June to celebrate the outstanding work of businesses and inspirational individuals from... Read more »

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Vision and WestPoint Home Set to Go to New Heights in Charity Skydive

Vision and WestPoint Home Set to Go to New Heights in Charity Skydive  Following the news of the recent acquisition of Vision Support Services by US textile giant, WestPoint home, a team of dedicated staff from both sides of the Atlantic are now set to take on a new challenge; a 15,000 ft charity skydive... Read more »

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Congratulations to our volunteer of the month Jess

Jess has been a BYZ volunteer for the last 8 months. Since Day one of Jess volunteering in our LGBT+ group, she has been committed, friendly and passionate about ensuring all young people in LGBT+ receive the best possible service and support. We are extremely proud of Jess and her amazing attitude to our BYZ... Read more »

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Strong Sisters come together to celebrate women empowerment

Over 100 women and girls from across Blackburn with Darwen came together at Blackburn Youth Zone to take part in the event celebrating women empowerment, entrepreneurship and heritage. The inspirational day was organised and hosted by Blackburn Youth Zones Strong Sisters group, made up of 8 girls aged between 11-19; all of which are taking... Read more »

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BYZ members gain valuable skills by visiting BYZ Patrons Pets Choice

BYZ members gain valuable skills by visiting BYZ Patrons Pets Choice On Friday 14th June BYZ organised an employer visit for young people to visit of our patrons, Pet’s Choice. The group consisted of students from St. Thomas’ PRU, who access engagement activities at BYZ, as enrichment from schools. This was part of a series... Read more »

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Youth Ambassador Project is launched in Blackburn

Youth Ambassador Project is launched in Blackburn  Young people from across Blackburn with Darwen came together at Blackburn Youth Zone to be a part of the first Youth Ambassador Project.  30 young people from across Blackburn with Darwen have signed up to the project,  a 10 week programme with the aim of empowering them to... Read more »

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Youth Narrative take their research on the road

During May half term our Youth Narrative group had an amazing opportunity to go down to London and Leicester to explore how other communities see integration and Cohesion. During the trip they explored cultures & beliefs of other young people and had the opportunity to discuss the public’s and partners views on how integration and... Read more »

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Strong Sisters head to Manchester

Blackburn Youth Zone are currently running a 12-month project exploring Blackburn’s rich history of influential women. The Strong Sisters project is engaging members of Blackburn Youth Zone’s Girls Group who are researching the strong and rich heritage of women from Blackburn with Darwen and further afield with the aim of inspiring them to follow their... Read more »

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