Published Friday 22 January 2016 at 15:50
Capita and Blackburn Rovers have become the latest sponsors to sign up for this year’s Good Neighbours Awards.
The awards, run by Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with the Lancashire Telegraph, aims to recognise the borough’s best neighbours.
Both Capita and Blackburn Rovers have sponsored the awards for the last two years and have agreed to take part again in 2016.
This year’s awards are due to be launched in February.
National social care charity Community Integrated Care has also agreed to be a major partner as have Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group
The Good Neighbours Awards pay tribute to helpful neighbours, unsung heroes who have never been recognised for their efforts, and who make their streets and neighbourhoods a better place.
Last year’s Your Call Good Neighbours Awards were hugely successful, with more than 50 people rewarded for their contribution.
Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:
I am delighted Blackburn Rovers and Capita are taking part in this year’s Good Neighbours Awards. It’s great to see so many partners agreeing to back these awards.
Rovers’ Director of Communications, Alan Myers, said
We are once again delighted to support such a worthy cause. We have enjoyed hosting some of the winners at Ewood Park and our training ground over the past two years and will look forward to offering another warm Rovers welcome to some of the local community’s unsung heroes again later this year.
Ian Richardson, Business Centre Director, Capita, Blackburn, said
We are happy to be sponsoring this very successful event again this year. The competition allows residents the opportunity to thank their fellow neighbours for helping them or going the extra mile throughout the year.