Blackburn Rovers support ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’ initiative

By Rich Sharpe  Rovers Reporter

Rovers' retail manager Nicola Prior with Ann-Marie Etherington, of Great Harwood & Rishton Rotary Club, and Malcolm Baldwin of Accrington Rotary Club

Rovers’ retail manager Nicola Prior with Ann-Marie Etherington, of Great Harwood & Rishton Rotary Club, and Malcolm Baldwin of Accrington Rotary Club

Blackburn Rovers are helping to ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’ as part of an ongoing initiative to help the homeless.

The club have donated over 150 pairs of socks to Rotary Clubs in Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, who are striving to keep vulnerable people warm this winter

In partnership with Hands On London, a charity which introduced ‘Wrap Up London’ eight years ago, Rotarians in East Lancashire are collecting clothes and giving them to nominated charities that support the homeless and people living in poverty.

A drop-off box has also been placed in the Roverstore at Ewood Park for fans to donate unwanted coats – of any size, style or colour – to further support the cause.

Ann-Marie Etherington, President of Great Harwood & Rishton Rotary Club, said: “I want to say a massive thank you to Blackburn Rovers for getting behind us with the donation of the socks.

“They will certainly be put to very good use with the project we’re running to support the homeless and needy across East Lancashire.

“We’re thrilled to have Rovers on board as one of our supporters. It will really help us to raise awareness of this important campaign and will hopefully make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable people in the area.”

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are offering further support to the homeless by staging a ‘Sleep Out for Blackburn’ fundraising event at Ewood Park next month.

Over 100 supporters, staff and local business leaders will be sleeping rough in the Darwen End concourse and stands on the night on Friday, November 23, with the proceeds being split between the club’s official charity and local homeless support organisation Nightsafe.

Rovers’ warming gesture to the homeless

Blackburn Rovers are helping to ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’ as part of an ongoing initiative to help the homeless.

The club have donated over 150 pairs of socks to Rotary Clubs in Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, who are striving to keep vulnerable people warm this winter.

In partnership with Hands On London, a charity which introduced ‘Wrap Up London’ eight years ago, Rotarians in East Lancashire are collecting clothes and giving them to nominated charities that support the homeless and people living in poverty.

A drop-off box has also been placed in the Roverstore at Ewood Park for fans to donate unwanted coats – of any size, style or colour – to further support the cause.

Ann-Marie Etherington, President of Great Harwood & Rishton Rotary Club, said: “I want to say a massive thank you to Blackburn Rovers for getting behind us with the donation of the socks.

“They will certainly be put to very good use with the project we’re running to support the homeless and needy across East Lancashire.

“We’re thrilled to have Rovers on board as one of our supporters. It will really help us to raise awareness of this important campaign and will hopefully make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable people in the area.”

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are offering further support to the homeless by staging a ‘Sleep Out for Blackburn’ fundraising event at Ewood Park next month.

Over 100 supporters, staff and local business leaders will be sleeping rough in the Darwen End concourse and stands on the night on Friday November 23rd, with the proceeds being split between the club’s official charity and local homeless support organisation Nightsafe.

Rovers' retail manager Nicola Prior with Ann-Marie Etherington, of Great Harwood & Rishton Rotary Club, and Malcolm Baldwin of Accrington Rotary Club.

2BR News

Help Lancashire People Wrap Up This Winter.

They’re urging people to donate a coat as the weather slowly starts to turn snappy.

Rotary Clubs in Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley are launching the new initiative ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’ this winter.

In partnership with Hands On London, a charity which introduced the ‘Wrap Up London’ initiative 8 years ago, Rotarians in East Lancashire are collecting your old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, children living in poverty, vulnerable adults and people fleeing domestic violence.

Collection points and sorting centres are being set up across Accrington, Blackburn, Clayton-Le-Moors, Clitheroe, Great Harwood and Whalley, and will be open from 8th October – 3rd November to collect donations from the public.

All donations will then be sorted and delivered to nominated charity partners, for distribution to those in need during the first two weeks of November, just in time for winter.

Any size, style, colour of men’s, women’s and children’s coats is welcome.

There’s also a search for companies and organisations who may be able to help by placing one of the collection boxes in work.

2BR are a collection point for ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’!

Just pop to our HQ in Accrington anytime in the day with your coat/s: 2a Petre Rd, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington BB5 5HY

Other drop off points: 

CVS Carpets, Great Harwood
Forts Arms, Clayton Le Moors
United Reform Church, Clitheroe
Hyndburn Funeral Services, Oswaldtwistle
Cr8tive Branding, Back King St, Whalley