Thank You, Clarets' Fans
Clarets fans show amazing support for fantastic cause
Burnley Football Club would like to thank all club supporters for their recent support of World Autism Awareness Week.
Earlier this season BFC partnered with the National Autistic Society to undertake a number of activities to rasie money for this fantastic cause.
The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for Autistic people and their families. They provide information, guidance and support, ansd campaign for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.
Burnley FC organised a number of activities to promote the campaign, including a Super 7 training activity undertaken by the U23 squad and the club's eSports team holding seven hour marathon streaming sessions on twitch.
In addition, the match shirts worn by the Clarets in their Premier League game at Southampton were auctioned off, with the full proceeds being donated to the National Autistic Society.
Thanks to your support and generosity, over £3000 was raised across these activities for the charity.
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK. Becasue it's a spectrum, every autistic person is different and will have their own strengths and face varying challenges. Some autistic children and adults require 24-hour care and support, others may need clearer communication or a little longer to do things at school or work.
Tom Purser, Head of Guidance, Volunteering and Campaigns at the National Autistic Society said: "Thank you to everyone at Burnley Football Club, including all the fans, for supporting our charity during World Autism Awareness Week. This means even more at the moment, as we weather the financial toll of coronavirus.
"We're delighted that so many people were able to get involved, both in terms of fundraising and helping to get people talking about autism. Particular thanks go to the U23's and eSports players for taking part in our Super 7 Challenge, and to the first team for warming up in the National Autistic Society t-shirts and subsequent auction".
For information and guidance on autism or to get involved, visit autism.org.uk."