As part of the on-going up-grade of facilities at Turf Moor, new dugouts are being installed this summer.
The old ones have therefore been removed, which has provided fans with a chance to secure some unique Burnley Football Club memorabilia and support the club’s work in the community.
Two long-standing Burnley FC partners, B&E Boys and REM, have kindly donated their sponsored dugout products to Burnley FC in the Community.
And the complete home and away dugouts are to be auctioned off as part of the charity’s summer auction to raise funds for projects run by Burnley FC in the Community.
Rossendale-based B&E Boys, a family-run construction and development company celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, had their logo featured on the frame of the dugouts.
Nelson based REM, who create quality salon, spa and barber furniture, designed, manufactured, installed and maintained the seats.
Sara Ward, Burnley FC in the Community CEO, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see two club partners showing such magnificent support to Burnley FC in the Community.
“I’m sure these items will be highly sought after in this summer’s charity auction and will raise a lot of money, which will help us change the lives of people in our local area.
“I’d like to personally thank B&E Boys and REM for their support.”
Trevor Lingard, REM Commercial Director, said: “For the past seven years, the REM dugout seats have been widely used and seen by Premier League players and fans alike, both in the UK and globally.
“The REM Board of Directors are keen Burnley FC fans and therefore it was an honour to be asked to produce the seats. As they come to the end of their presence in the dugouts, the suggestion to donate them to raise money for Burnley FC in the Community made perfect sense.”
John Boys, director of B&E Boys, said: “We started sponsoring the dugout just over 20 years ago and as well as being loyal supporters of the club from childhood are proud to have held that association with the club.
“It has been a pleasure to see so many players and managers sit in front of our signs.
“The dugouts are certainly a talking point wherever we go and we thought that it would be a nice gesture to put them out there for someone to have the use of and for Burnley FC in the Community to benefit from.”
More information regarding the BFCitC summer auction will be released soon via the club’s social media channels and website.
The auction will also feature a number of signed Clarets’ items and one-off merchandise with all funds raised going to BFCitC to benefit our community.