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1212, 2022

Introducing our new Patron

By |December 12th, 2022|News, Patron|

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Knowles and Elektec have joined the Nightsafe family as Patrons. Elektec is a family run business providing electrical services for commercial and industrial organisations throughout the North West. Elektec was established in October 2017 and is based in Darwen, Lancashire. Charlotte co-owns the business with her husband Carl and is the Finance & Business Communications Manager. Elektec aims to provide excellent customer [...]

1010, 2022

The Big Sleep Out 2022

By |October 10th, 2022|Fundraising, News|

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will be working in collaboration with Nightsafe, a local charity that supports homeless people within the borough, to host ‘The Big Sleep Out 2022’ on Friday 18th November at Ewood Park! The Big Sleep Out 2022 is to raise awareness and highlight the important issues surrounding homelessness in Blackburn, and participants will spend one night sleeping on the concourse and the stand of the Darwen [...]

110, 2022

Introducing our new Patron

By |October 1st, 2022|News|

We are delighted to announce that Debbi Dawson has become a Nightsafe Patron. Motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate by her own admissions, Debbi has been supporting and promoting Nightsafe for several years, in fact last year, along with her fabulous dog Bella she raised £2000 by ‘Walking 100 Miles in May’!!! We caught up with Debbi recently when she was wallpapering one of the bedrooms in our Anchor Avenue project [...]

709, 2022


By |September 7th, 2022|Fundraising, News|

There’s something very special about a seven year old boy thinking of other young people, not that much older than himself, being homeless. And Nightsafe are very fortunate to have that special 7 year old supporting us! Sam Trickett decided he wanted to raise money for charity and after a long discussion with his parents he chose Nightsafe. The reason he gave was that no one should go to [...]

1808, 2022

Climbing Three Peaks for Nightsafe!

By |August 18th, 2022|News|

24 miles and 1585m of ascent to raise money for Nightsafe!! What a wonderful surprise CEO Jan Larkin had when she received an email from Barker and Coleman solicitors in Blackburn asking if Nightsafe could be the chosen charity for their Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge on Saturday 27th August 2022. This challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-gent, Whernside and Ingleborough, covering 24 miles in total. Of course her [...]

2406, 2022

Jenson dives with sharks for Nightsafe!

By |June 24th, 2022|News|

Swimming with sharks at any age sounds scary, but imagine if your child announced they wanted to do it? This was exactly what 8 year old Jenson did whilst he was watching the television with his parents. After mentioning it a few more times his parents suggested he use some of his Christmas money to book a dive at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire and to make it more [...]

2006, 2022

Meet Nightsafe Volunteer Albert

By |June 20th, 2022|News|

Albert joined Nightsafe as a Nightsafe Service Volunteer (NSV) in June 2021. Volunteering was one of his life plans and Volunteering Matters introduced him to the organisation. From the moment he arrived, Albert immediately felt like part of the Nightsafe family. His main role was to support homeless young people in the Emergency Night Shelter and the day centre. Albert said “I love how engaged Nightsafe are with the [...]

1406, 2022

Volunteers’ Week 2022

By |June 14th, 2022|News|

Last week we celebrated our amazing volunteers who support us in every element of Nightsafe, from the day centre, emergency night shelter and housing projects through to our board of Trustees. Jan Larkin said "It is great to celebrate our volunteers, every day they make such a difference to so many lives. We are also thankful to our board of Trustees who are volunteers too, sharing their expertise and [...]

2104, 2022

Anchor Avenue – Making A House A Home

By |April 21st, 2022|Fundraising|

Nightsafe needs your help – and we need it NOW! We are calling on businesses and individuals to transform a shell of a property into a bright modern home for five young people who have faced homelessness In a DIY SOS-style operation we are appealing for businesses and retailers to donate goods and furniture, trades and volunteers to offer their time; and monetary donations to help fund and furnish the project. The house in Anchor Avenue, Darwen, was bought by a generous supporter but is in dire need of renovation.

3103, 2022

Hampton by Hilton Blackburn launch their partnership with Nightsafe

By |March 31st, 2022|News|

On Wednesday 30th March Hampton by Hilton, Blackburn officially launched their partnership with Nightsafe. CEO Jan Larkin and Project Manager Pam Holgate recently visited the hotel and met with Sales Manager Hannah White. Hannah introduced Jan to members of the team who are all really excited about channelling their energies and enthusiasm into a local charity. Jan commented "It was fabulous to visit the hotel and meet Hannah, to [...]

302, 2022

Hampton by Hilton Blackburn partners with Nightsafe

By |February 3rd, 2022|News|

The Hampton by Hilton Blackburn hotel team have pledged support to local charity Nightsafe, supporting young homeless people in Blackburn and Darwen. The team are committed to helping with a variety of projects including volunteering to help paint and decorate Nightsafe houses, donating moving on boxes and offering free gym passes to support mental and emotional well-being. Located on Frontier retail park just off the M65, on the border of [...]

3101, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter

By |January 31st, 2022|Newsletter|

Happy 2022!! HelloMy name is Jan Larkin and I am the Chief Executive of Nightsafe.The support from our community over the last 31 years has always brought a glow to my heart. This year, as a way of thanking you for your kindness I want to share more details with you about who we are, what we do and how important your support is. As we move through the [...]

1501, 2022

St Michael with St John School join Nightsafe Sleepout

By |January 15th, 2022|News|

On Friday 3rd December 2021 Nightsafe hosted their annual Sleep Out. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness around the issue of young people who are homeless and raise funds to support the vital work Nightsafe do. When St Michael with St John C of E Primary School, Blackburn, heard about the event they wanted to be part of it and arranged their own sponsored “SLEEP IN [...]

1312, 2021

Running For Nightsafe in the Blackburn 10K

By |December 13th, 2021|News|

When he saw the advert for the Blackburn 10K, Jimmy knew this was just the challenge he was looking for, and Nightsafe was the perfect charity to spur him along. Jimmy said “Earlier this year I needed a focus, something to get me motivated back into running and a local 10K was the perfect answer.

1811, 2021

Blackburn chemicals donation ensures Nighsafe can continue their vital work

By |November 18th, 2021|Donations|

Blackburn Chemicals, a family run business founded by George Lamb, have made another generous donation to Nightsafe to ensure they can continue their vital services supporting homeless young people.

811, 2021

Nightsafe Annual Sleep Out Event Friday 3rd December 2021

By |November 8th, 2021|Events|

On 3rd December 2021, we will be holding a sleep-out to highlight the plight of homeless young people and raise much needed funds for Nightsafe’s Youth Homelessness Projects. The event will take place at Saint Silas Parish Church Grounds, Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6PS from 8pm to 6am the following morning.

110, 2021

Nightsafe Annual Sleep Out Event Announced For 2021

By |October 1st, 2021|Events|

It has been confirmed that Friday 3rd December will be the date for Nightsafe's annual Sleep Out event. This event helps raise awareness to the plight of some of our young people on the street. Over the coming months, we will announce more details, but if you would like to participate or donate, please contact us through our Contact Page.

406, 2021

Volunteer Week 1st – 7th June 2021: Billy is our Health, fitness and wellbeing mentor

By |June 4th, 2021|News|

Billy is a qualified gym instructor and has volunteered with Nightsafe for three months. He has already engaged the young people in sessions on site, teaching Boxercise and fitness. Billy is looking forward to being able to take them out to the gym, going walking as well as teaching them life skills.

1202, 2021

11 year old James, running 150K for Nightsafe

By |February 12th, 2021|Fundraising|

This isn’t the first time James has taken part in fundraising events for Nightsafe. Having listened to his friend BeBe talk about the charity and how it supports homeless young people as well as taking part in the Stonyhurst Sleep-In last year, James decided he wanted to create his own personal challenge to raise money for other young people who are not as fortunate as himself.

912, 2020

BIDS for limited edition Nightsafe Adidas trainers reached over £551

By |December 9th, 2020|Fundraising|

BIDS for limited edition Nightsafe Adidas trainers reached over £800 when they want under the hammer recently. In 2019, 160 pairs of the green and red ‘Blackburn’ Spezial trainers – colours which represent the red rose of Lancashire - went on sale at a special exhibition in Blackburn.

812, 2020

Crown Paints bring colour to Nightsafe’s night shelter

By |December 8th, 2020|News|

Crown Paints lent their support to Nightsafe - with a generous donation of paint and equipment as well as time towards our charity’s refurbishment of the emergency night shelter. The team of six volunteers from Crown, based in Darwen, joined a further six from Blackburn Round Table, giving up their time over the course of a weekend.

1610, 2020

Kris runs 100 miles to help Nightsafe raise £100K

By |October 16th, 2020|Fundraising|

Kris Connolly is putting his best foot forward – after pledging to run 100 miles in October to raise money for Nightsafe, a youth homeless charity. After a long period without training, Kris, 30, the new Vice Captain of Typhoons RUFC, set himself the challenge to get himself ‘match fit’ and raise money for a worthy cause in the process.

2007, 2020

Hundreds of homeless helped with food during pandemic – thanks to Freemasons

By |July 20th, 2020|Donations|

Young homeless and vulnerable people from across Blackburn and Darwen will continue to receive food and other essential items thanks to a grant of £2,500 to the Nightsafe charity from East Lancashire Freemasons.

1606, 2020

June Update

By |June 16th, 2020|Fundraising|

June Update - Wow! What an incredible response we have had from the launch of our £100K appeal. Despite the difficult circumstances everyone is facing right now, people are being selfless and donating what they can.

2805, 2020

Farleys Solicitors Kickstart Nightsafe’s Fundraising Appeal with £2,500 Donation

By |May 28th, 2020|Donations|

Farleys Solicitors Kickstart Nightsafe’s Fundraising Appeal with £2,500 Donation. The Blackburn headquartered law firm has stepped up once again to support the local community, making another donation through the firm’s charitable foundation the Farleys Foundation, to support a charity for young homeless people in the Blackburn area.

2105, 2020

Sleep In for Nightsafe

By |May 21st, 2020|Events|

Nightsafe is encouraging people to give up their comfy bed for the night to help raise funds to support homeless young people. On 30 May, the Blackburn-based charity will host their first Sleep In – inviting people to sleep anywhere except their own bed – what’s in in a tent in the garden, a sofa fortress in the lounge or even in the bath.

2303, 2020

Nightsafe COVID-19 Statement

By |March 23rd, 2020|News|

As a local charity which provides support to vulnerable young people who are likely to be in the ‘at risk’ groups from the Covid-19 coronavirus, our priority is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people in our local community and that of our staff and volunteers. As such, in line with official guidance, we are now moving to the next stage of our response plan.

1308, 2019

CRE8 Project & Building Consultancy Shall Be Supporting Our Local Blackburn Based Charity Nightsafe

By |August 13th, 2019|Donations|

From this day forward, CRE8 Project & Building Consultancy (Chartered Building Surveyors) shall be supporting our local Blackburn based charity Nightsafe.

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