Details have been announced for the final of the Blackburn and Darwen's longest running amateur cup competition.

First held in 1932 the Orphanage Cup brings together works football teams from local companies from across the borough. This year the final will be take place at AFC Darwen on Thursday, 8 July at 6.30pm and admission is free.

The Orphanage Cup has gone on to raise more than £100,000 for Child Action Northwest (CANW).

Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW said: “The Orphanage Cup offers businesses a fantastic teambuilding opportunity, and it’s a brilliant way to engage with colleagues outside of work in a fun and competitive environment.

“Businesses are also increasingly searching for a way in which they can directly support good causes within the communities most local to them – the Orphanage Cup gives local businesses the chance to score in both of these areas.”

Organisers wished to extend their appreciation to the Lancashire Football Association, for their guidance and support and also each business who has signed up to participate in this years exciting tournament.

Semi-finals will take place this week with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Presspart and Openreach battling it out for a place in the final.