Blackburn Rovers give Looked After Children a big win

Published Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 11:26

Looked After Children from Blackburn and Darwen were treated to a winning display from Blackburn Rovers at Saturday’s match at Ewood Park.

Rovers donated 150 tickets for the match on Saturday, November 3 against Queens Park Rangers. Rovers won the clash one-nil.

The young people and their carers also got to meet mascot Rover the Dog during the match.

Councillor Maureen Bateson said:

It’s overwhelming the support offered by Blackburn Rovers and the whole team. I would like to thank Steve Waggott, CEO of Blackburn Rovers, for his generosity; it has been lovely to see the children enjoying themselves.

Having their photos taken with the mascot Rover the Dog has been a highlight for them. I am really glad we got a win today as that was the cherry on the cake for the children. It was a fantastic day.”

On Wednesday, November 7, Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Service’s will be celebrating the achievements of some of our looked after children at an evening dedicated to them to be held at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

The evening will be opened by Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, with awards being presented by Councillor Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Children’s Services, Jayne Ivory, Director of Children’s Services, and special guest Jake Quickenden, former X Factor star and the winner of the 10th Series of Dancing on Ice.

Blackburn with Darwen is looking for carers from all walks of life, we need people who can look after children and young people from babies to teenagers. If you think you could make a difference to a child’s life please contact us today on 0800 328 6919 or visit our website. (



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