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Next generation of philanthropist – Mohammed Patel, CEO Vape Dinner Lady pledges his support and joins the Blackburn Youth Zone network 

Mohammed Patel, CEO of Vape Dinner Lady, visited Blackburn Youth Zone and following a tour of the £5 million facility and hearing about the Youth Zone’s vision from founder Andrew Graham MBE, he pledged his support by coming on board as a patron. 

In a move that is inspiring to other business leaders, the support highlights the importance of investing in the next generation and embedding the local community within organisations.

Vape Dinner Lady are a great example of a modern, growing business which wants to invest in the future of Blackburn with Darwen and Mohammed Patel is spearheading this move as a next-generation philanthropist. 

Blackburn Youth Zone is striving to be a community hub, creating a positive future for young people of Blackburn with Darwen by promoting social integration, skills and aspirations, and health and wellbeing. The Youth Zone had a growing membership of almost 3,000 young people aged 5-19 (up to 25 with disabilities) and receives up to 1,000 visits every week. The Youth Zone vision is to be at the heart of the community collaborating to create a more prosperous and cohesive Blackburn with Darwen. 

Mohammed Patel, CEO Vape Dinner Lady said:

‘Upon visiting and learning about the great effort that is put in by Blackburn Youth Zone in supporting and cultivating the youth of Blackburn, it immediately resonated with me and my upbringing.

 Blackburn Youth Zone plays a significant role in providing a base for young people that can harness their potential in such a healthy and expressive way through the facilities, support and nurturing community that has been created by the team. 

Not only are we honoured, but we consider it both a business and personal duty to support this wonderful charity.’

Andrew Graham MBE, Founder of BYZ and CEO Graham & Brown said:

“Blackburn Youth Zone proudly welcome Vape Dinner Lady to our Patron family. As we continue this journey we need all businesses to join our movement, not only to give vital financial support, but also to bring energy, ideas and new people on board. 

I cannot think of anyone better than Vape Dinner Lady to join us at this moment as it aligns with how BYZ is supporting our community and with them onboard we will accelerate our progress together”


Information for Editors

For further editorial information, please contact Melanie Thomas at Blackburn Youth Zone on or 01254 292000.