Published Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 13:56
Churches and faith groups across Blackburn and Darwen contribute over £4 million to the local economy, a new report shows.
The results of the recent Cinnamon Faith Audit reveal that £4m. is given in time such as volunteering by Blackburn with Darwen churches and faith groups to local social action projects, positively impacting over 56,000 residents each year.
The final report will be launched on Tuesday, September 29 from 1.30pm to 4pm in the Windsor Suite at King George’s Hall.
The event has been organised by Christians Together in Blackburn together with support from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and was aided by the Cinnamon Faith Audit.
During the event there will be presentations, refreshments, exhibition stands and speeches by Cllr Mohammed Khan OBE, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and Lloyd Cooke, Cinnamon North West Ambassador. Copies of the final report will be available at the event.
Cllr Mohammed Khan said:
We are extremely pleased to support this event and recognise the important work carried out by all faith groups across the borough for the benefit of the local community.
We urge anyone interested in attending the evening to get in touch and book a place through as soon as possible.”
The Cinnamon Network is a not-for-profit organisation helping local churches across the UK to run projects for those people most at need in their communities. The Cinnamon Network’s 24 social action projects are implemented through more than 3,500 local churches and the work of over 50,000 volunteers, benefitting more than 700,000 people.