Historic football tournament launch to raise funds for young people

Published Thursday 9 February 2017 at 16:12

A night of football talk and entertainment is being held at Ewood Park to launch a charity cup in aid of vulnerable children in the borough.

The Orphanage Cup Tournament is held every year through Child Action North West (CANW) and is beginning this year with a fun night featuring Blackburn Rovers former player David Dunn and former Blackburn Rovers Youth Team and Blackpool Football Club player Brett Ormerod.

All the money raised on the night and during the tournament will go towards supporting mentoring and befriending for vulnerable young people across the borough.

The CANW Mentoring and Befriending service is one of the commissioned services from Blackburn with Darwen Council.

The Orphanage Cup is East Lancashire’s most prestigious and historic football tournament and has been played for by teams from businesses and organisations in Blackburn since 1952 to help raise money for CANW, which has its roots in Blackburn Orphanage.

The event takes place at The Blues Bar at Ewood Park, Blackburn, on February 25th from 6.30pm to 9pm. There will be chat with the footballers, a pie and peas supper and a charity presentation. Tickets are £7.50.

Councillor Maureen Bateson, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said:

We are very proud to be supporting this at Blackburn with Darwen Council. The Orphanage Cup is an historic event and does so much for the young people using the mentoring and befriending service. I am really pleased to support this event at Ewood Park with the great speakers and I hope people will come along to support it and have a good time.

For more information on the cup and to buy tickets, go to: http://www.canw.org.uk/orphanage-cup/



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