Blackburn Rovers have teamed up with Islamic Relief UK in a bid to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in the local area.
The faith-based charity has delivered more than 2,000 anti-bacterial hand sanitisers to the club, which Rovers' Community Trust will distribute to the local community through its Neighbourhood Youth Offer.
Local schools, mosques and places of worship will also benefit from receiving free hand sanitisers, as Rovers continue to work together with local organisations to support the fight against Covid-19.
Rowena Hayhurst, Head of Youth Services at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, said: “The Neighbourhood Team here at the Community Trust would like to say a big thank you to Islamic Relief UK for the kind donation of hand sanitisers.
“The sanitisers will be distributed across all our projects to young people in the hope of reducing the risk of infection. They will be used as a conversation starting point to highlight the importance of adhering to Covid safety messages and to debunk the myths surrounding the virus.”
Ateeq Salik, Community Fundraising Manager at Islamic Relief UK, added: “It's an honour for Islamic Relief UK to be working alongside Blackburn Rovers Football Club in the fight to keep communities safe against Covid-19.
“We look forward to continuing our work with the club and supporting them in their long-term vision to serve the needs of the local communities in Blackburn.”