Help us fight homelessness – join the Turf Sleepout

Help us fight homelessness – join the Turf Sleepout

Top row from left to right: Sinead Kennedy-Peers (BFCitC Marketing & Events Officer) and Siobhan McNamara (BFCitC Marketing & Events Manager)

Bottom row from left to right: Neil Hart (BFCitC Chief Executive Officer), Anthony Fairclough (Burnley FC Commercial Director) and Matt Parish (BFCitC Director of Education & Inclusion)


On Friday 12th October, business leaders and Burnley FC fans from across the region are taking part in the first Turf Sleepout event at Turf Moor – will you join them?


Almost 40 big-hearted business people and Clarets supporters have already pledged to spend one night sleeping out in the Turf Moor stadium, with thousands of pounds already raised for the three charities set to benefit from the initiative; the club’s official charity, Burnley FC in the Community, homelessness charity Emmaus Burnley and SafeNet Domestic Abuse Service for Jane’s Place Women’s Refuge


Amongst those already signed up to the event are business leaders from Burnley FC, Burnley Council, Lancashire County Council, Lush, VEKA, Nelson and Colne College and Spencer Hayes Group. Will you set the example for your business, help us reach our target of 50 fundraisers and commit to helping those who need it most in our community?


The event takes place on Friday 12th October from 7pm to 7am (Saturday 13th October). Registration is £25 and fundraisers are asked to raise a minimum of £250. Please note you must be over 16 to take part. To take part in Turf Sleepout, please click here. To find out more about the event, please contact Sinead Kennedy-Peers on or call 01282 704716.


Burnley FC in the Community is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. The mission of the charity is to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.


Emmaus Burnley provides accommodation, support and work-based training and volunteering for up to 30 formerly homeless people. 


Jane’s Place is a Complex Needs Recovery Refuge established in memory of Jane Clough who was killed by her ex-partner in 2010. It is the first of its kind in the North and offers safe and secure temporary accommodation for women and children at risk of domestic abuse who also have additional complex needs.


Check out who’s signed up to take part in the Turf Sleepout so far…