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New Help Hub Offers Support to Vulnerable Residents in BwD

Hello, everyone,

We hope this email finds you healthy and well. We’re living in unprecedented times and it’s important that we follow the government’s instruction to stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As a local partner to the council, we are helping to raise awareness of information from the council about the services provided to assist vulnerable people in Blackburn with Darwen during the outbreak.

New Help Hub offers support to vulnerable residents

The Our Community, Our Future team is currently supporting the work of the new Help Hub, a support network for residents in need while isolating at home.


YMCA Blackburn Celebrates 25 Years of the National Lottery

Today is the 25th birthday of the National Lottery and is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK.

People across the UK will post crossed finger selfies and pics on social media to help celebrate. This is our way of saying thank you to National Lottery players for their huge contribution to charities and community groups across the UK. National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to charities and community groups every week.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund our New Beginnings Project assists the refugee & asylum community in Blackburn with Darwen to enable them to help each other to settle into life in the UK. For more information, please click here

So, thank you National Lottery players, from everyone here at YMCA Blackburn #NationalLottery25



YMCA Blackburn Remembers…

On 11th November 2018, trustees, staff and volunteers attended an informal service at Blackburn Old Cemetery where they took part in the two minutes silence in respect of all those who have died in wars and conflicts. They then laid a wreath on the tomb of Mr John Hayhurst who died from injuries received whist on YMCA service in the first world war.

Thank You to The Friends of Old Blackburn Cemetery and Cemsearch for all their help and support



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