A footballing legend returned to Blackburn last week, almost 20 years after he last played for the club.

Colin Hendry, who played for Rovers between 1987 and 1989, and again between 1991 and 1998, was back in town to show his support for East Lancashire Hospice.

The Premier League title winner, who made over 400 appearances for the club across his two spells, was a special guest at the Senior Training Centre, where he teamed up with Rovers midfielder Craig Conway to present a cheque to the charity for over £1,000.

Hendry said: "I have been trying to help the Hospice for a few years now and as we all know, every little helps.

"It’s not down to one person, but many people chipping in with their time and effort."

The two former Scotland internationals were joined at by fundraiser Tony Cartwright, who had organised two events in aid of the Hospice - An Evening with Colin Hendry and Mark Patterson, and a Take That tribute night.

Mr Cartwright, who is organising a 50s and 60s themed night in July, said: "This has been a team effort raising money for East Lancashire Hospice and it was a pleasure doing it.

"Every little helps for such a fantastic charity and what a pleasure it was to have Colin Hendry and Craig Conway presenting the cheque. I can't what to do the next event."

Conway, who is Rovers’ Player Ambassador for East Lancashire Hospice, will, on Saturday, be cutting supporters’ hair at Form Barbershop in Clitheroe to raise further funds for the local worthy cause.