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Rovers crowned winners at British Muslim Awards

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust were winners of the Community Initiative of the Year award

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust were winners of the Community Initiative of the year award at the British Muslim Awards. The British Muslim Awards are in their seventh year and exist to recognise the wide range of achievements from outstanding individuals across the UK who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine.

Taking place in Bradford, sponsors, companies and community groups came together for the national awards to celebrate the wonderful work these groups and individuals do within the muslim communities. Over 30 awards were handed out on an evening of celebration.

After hundreds of nominations the Community Trust were shortlisted for the very first time in a highly competitive category of Community Initiative of the Year and won!

The Trust's Community Inclusion Manager Ilyas Patel collected the award on stage and was both proud and pleasantly surpised at the winning of the award.

"I'm just so shocked to be honest. It was unexpected but it's great that a national award has recognised the work that we're doing in our local community.

"I've accepted it on behalf of everyone at the Trust who work so hard day in and day out. Making a difference to our community is what we do everyday. A massive thank you to everyone at the Trust and the support from the football club."

That's now three national awards for the Community Trust in the space of twelve months with last night's award the first in this calendar year.