A Blackburn charity has celebrated the contribution of one of its longest serving participants.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust shared a video of Barbara Luker as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust says it has been providing opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in a variety of activities such as Jack’s Walkers, Remember the Rovers and Line Dancing.

Barbara never misses a session of the line dancing classes on a Friday morning.

She began attending in 2005 because of her love of dancing and in those 18 years says she has made some great friends and memories.

She said: "It is a wonderful thing because it is exercise.

"We meet such a lot of people here and it is nice to be wanted sometimes, especially when you are lonely and on your own.

"It is a dance you can do all the time. You don't have to wait for anyone to get up and ask you to dance.

"I like the mixing of it and meeting people all the time."

She added: "It is worth coming for because I enjoy myself."

If you or a family member would like to get involved with any of the above programmes, then you can get in touch with ben.howard@brfctrust.co.uk or jennifer.calvert@brfctrust.co.uk