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Blackburn Youth Zone Holiday Club Awareness. Youth Supporters from Blackburn Youth Zone attended in our store informing those customers who have children or know of any aged 8/13 of their Holiday Club offer. Youngsters can have the usage of various activities and programmes starting from Monday 28th of July till 22nd of August for a fantastic value. For further details please feel to contact them on 01254 292000 or through the website www.blackburnyz.org/holiday-club. Pictured are Paul Whittam and Sidra Ashiq. Thank for informing our customers of the fantastic value package.
Blackburn with Darwen Canal Festival. The Blackburn with Darwen organisers held the canal festival over two days at the Eanam Wharf. The weather was sunny throughout, a little cloudy on Sunday, but this didn't deter the public . The ceremony was opened by Mayor Alan Cotton with Mayoress Agnes Cotton. Over the 2 days of festival they had Musicians with bands, face and henna painting, refreshment stalls, Roast Hog, mini Fun Fair, Football tournament (organised by FACE Charity) and various other agencies informing the public of the services that are available, Cadets from the Armed Forces, tom bola. Pictured left to right are Graham Vernon (DAPA and Organiser), Mayoress Agnes Cotton, Mayor Alan Cotton myself (Barratt Palmer Community Life Champion) and 2 Sea Cadets .
Action for Children’s and Blackburn Families Celebrate 145th Birthday Anniversary. Blackburn families gathered at the project to enjoy a fun-packed afternoon in honour of 145 years of support for vulnerable children and young people. Nicola Parker, service co-ordinator at Action for Children in Blackburn said: “Action for Children has been supporting children, young people and families across the UK for the last 145 years and families from Blackburn and Darwen have had a fantastic time today marking this important anniversary. Action for Children’s Blackburn with Darwen Families Project works at the heart of local communities offering advice and support for a wide range of issues to vulnerable families to make their lives easier, healthier and happier. Her Majesty the Queen, the patron of Action for Children, sent a special message to the charity as it celebrates its 145th anniversary. The message said: “On the occasion of Action for Children’s 145th anniversary and as your Patron, I send my best wishes to all those involved with the charity during this most special anniversary year. Elizabeth R.” Action for Children began in 1869 when a young Methodist minister, shocked at the plight of homeless children on the streets of London, set up The Children’s Home. Over time, the charity’s work has shifted towards community-based projects like children’s centres, which are designed to help parents give their children the best possible start in life. Previously known as the National Children’s Home and NCH, Action for Children now runs 650 services across the UK. Pictured left is Simon Husband Project worker with colleagues and some of the attendees were delighted with the celebration and can't wait for the 150th. Well done to all that attended and enjoyed the day.
St Francis Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Charity Fundraise and Fitness Challenge Badge Activity. They raised £360 for this year's chosen charity The Guide Dogs, carrying out many activities including Incident Hike (Walk), sleepovers and lots more. Pictured in the centre is Alan St John with Jasper the guide dog. A little sad news is that there are a few members from the cubs who are leaving to pursue other activities and joining the scouts. Well done guys and we wish you all the best in your new ventures
St Stephen's Tockholes CE Primary School Mid-Summer Fayre. Rachel Willis (Parent Governor) and Karen Riding informed of their Mid-Summer Fayre held on the school grounds, requesting for a raffle prize and assistance. I went along and had lots of fun, the little ones carried out their own or dual performances, with singers, comedians, and even parents singing. The event was well attended including former pupils.
Mark and I went along to a Milk Tasting session at Stephen's CE Primary School in Tockholes. We had two groups - infant and then juniors. They all watched a video on how milk is processed and delivered from the cow and farm to the supermarket for their purchase when shopping. During the video we gave out badges, quiz booklets, and a sheet with the outline of a 4 pint milk container so that they could design their own logo. Our GSM Mark was pleased to serve the youngsters with the milk, and they got to try some strawberry flavouring. We done pupils and thank for the pose - in the photo, left to right, is Mark Hill (GSM), Sarah Gillibrand, Geraldine Foster, Christina Taylor and all the pupils.
Mary Frost- Greaves the oldest service user at Housing 21 “Kingsway” who commenced her stay within the first few weeks opening of tenancy. She celebrates her 95th birthday and going stronger. Well done Mary