Taylors Solicitors asked guests to put their money where their mouth was – when they held a luncheon for Blackburn Youth Zone.
The generous solicitors’ firm on Exchange Street, is one of the corporate supporters of the Youth Zone’s Paint The Town Orange fundraising campaign.
Guests enjoyed humbling speeches from Leon Crosby from Blackburn Youth Zone and Richard Marsh one of the founding members of Nightsafe, talking about the needs of young people in the Blackburn area.
Visitors enjoyed a drinks reception and buffet lunch, and a raffle was held to help boost funds.
Claire Barnes, from Taylors Solicitors, said: “We raised over £385 which is such a good amount for a luncheon.
“We would like to say thank you very much to everyone who attended for their generous contribution; It really was much appreciated. We still have a few internal events such as a raffle and an orange-themed pet competition.”
Taylors were patrons of Blackburn Youth Zone when it first started and have continued to support the charity.
When they heard about the inaugural corporate challenge to support local young people in the wake of Covid-19, they jumped at the chance.
Claire said: “We are close to several of the other corporate challengers such as Graham and Brown and PM&M, plus we have done other corporate challenges in the past with our friends at Pierce and Nybble so we knew it would be great fun as well as a great cause.”
The Paint The Town Orange challenge began in August and comes to a close on Friday 22 October.
Catherine Price, Blackburn Town Centre BID Manager, added: “I’m really proud to see Blackburn BID members supporting one another and raising funds for such an important cause. Well done to Taylors Solicitors, and thank you for all your efforts.”