Community Day a success!

Community Day a success!

Burnley FC in the Community would like to thank everyone who supported our Community Day on Saturday and raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

Held as a designated matchday as the Clarets hosted Aston Villa at Turf Moor, Community Day for the first-time in three-years.

Community Day celebrated and highlighted Burnley Football Club’s official charity, which runs over 50 programmes across the town, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Programmes range from education and employability, community welfare and inclusion, football development as well as our facilities, BFCitC Foodbank, The Leisure Box and Whitehough Outdoor Centre.

Activities included a takeover of the Papa John’s Fan Zone, providing pre-match fun for all the family.

Charity staff were on hand for a bucket collection donation, while fans were also able to meet Bertie Bee and his sister Bella.

Local schools Water Primary and Crawshawbooth both took part in a penalty shoot-out on the pitch as a part of their Matchday Coaching Package.

The programme front cover design competition winner was also announced, as Lola, who attends Newchurch St Nicholas C.E.P.S was chosen as the winning entry by Clarets’ defender Connor Roberts.

At half-time, CEO Dr Sara Ward spoke to the crowd about the importance of BFCitC and Community Day.

Sara said: “Community Day is an important event in our calendar which gives us a platform to celebrate the continued positive impact that Burnley FC in the Community has in our local boroughs.

“We appreciate the kindness of the Club, the local community and

our sponsors for their continued support, with a special mention to Get Stoked who designed and manufactured our Community T-Shirts free of charge.

“It was great to see so many supporters of all ages come and back the day. As a not-for-profit organisation, it is vital that we continue to raise awareness and deliver our award-winning programmes.”