Sue Cotton, CEO Child Action Northwest said: “We’re very grateful to Wilpshire Wanderers and their supporters for such a generous donation. The money raised will help to make a real difference to the lives of the young carers across Blackburn with Darwen.
A generous junior football club has raised more than 700 hundred pound in aid of a charity which helps some of Blackburn’s most vulnerable people.
Parents and supporters of the Wilpshire Wanderers, a club for players under 16, gathered for their annual sportpersons’ dinner to raise money for CANW, which supports families in need across the North West.
More than 300 guests attended the dinner, which is the club’s annual fundraising event.
It’s the fourth time the club has chosen to support CANW, having donated £500 to the charity from their 2016 event.
Steve Frost, Chairman of Wilpshire Wanderers said: “We’re delighted so many of the club’s supporters were able to join us for the sportspersons’ dinner and to donate to CANW.
“The charity is local to us, and as a club which works closely with young people we were keen to support a charity which does so much to help children in and around Blackburn. CANW does fantastic work with families in the area, and it was great to be able to support them.”