Burnley FC in the Community are delighted to announce that the Walk to Huddersfield has raised a fantastic £36,059 to be split equally between Burnley FC’s official charity Burnley FC in the Community and Alzheimer’s Society.
On the 2nd January, over 25 walkers joined Burnley FC Chairman Mike Garlick for the 26-mile walk from Turf Moor to Huddersfield Town FC’s John Smith’s stadium.
Burnley FC Chairman Mike Garlick said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Walk to Huddersfield has raised over £36,000. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to every walker that took part on the day and to those who supported the event through sponsorship.”
“At Burnley FC we are committed to ensuring that we support and give something back to the town, which is why the charitable work of Burnley FC in the Community is so important. I am also delighted that through the walk we have raised vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society, funds that will help to improve the lives of people affected by dementia, a cause that is important to me.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed taking part on the day and meeting supporters who had given up their time to support the event and raise funds for two such worthwhile causes.”
Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society, Sue Swire said: “What a fantastic achievement for all the walkers, despite some of them having dreadful problems with their feet, hips and generally being extremely tired they pushed on and completed the walk. It’s a massive achievement to walk over 20 miles, what amazing determination.”
“The money the walkers have raised will enable us to continue to reach for our goals. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them. Thank you so much selecting us as one of your charities.”
Burnley FC in the Community are committed to holding a number of fundraising events throughout the course of the season, to find out more information on how to get involved click here.