Burnley squad pool £500 to buy Easter Eggs
Clarets players dug deep to help two local businesses provide an Easter treat to needy children in the Burnley area.
The squad held a dressing room whip-round to buy 500 chocolate eggs that will be pooled along with other donations and distributed through the area by Neville Gee Recruitment Consultancy and 2BR.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “We got a phone call from Neville Gee about it and were happy to contribute to a brilliant cause.
Sean Dyche and Donnie Doran with 2BR representatives and some of the Clarets squad
“I thought it was an excellent idea. If you can put a smile on someone’s face, why wouldn’t you, so the players have all contributed and it’s a lovely gesture.”
Donnie Doran, Director at club sponsor Neville Gee, added: “The idea originally came from 2BR, who approached us to ask to be a drop-off point for Easter eggs for young children in the Burnley area.
“We were happy to be involved. It’s important to support the local community and the gesture by the football club has been egg-ceptional!
“The football club know it’s important to have a feel for the community and as a business Neville Gee has also done that.
“Ultimately, everyone benefits from this; the football club, 2BR and Neville Gee, but more importantly the children of the town.”
Ahead of Easter Sunday, 2BR will distribute the eggs to hospitals, welfare and refuge agencies throughout the Burnley and Pendle region.
Burnley Football Club would like to wish all supporters a happy Easter.
Please note the ticket office, main offices and Clarets Store will be closed on Good Friday.
The Ticket office and Clarets Store are open 9am-5pm on Saturday (9am-5.30pm in Charter walk).
All offices will be open at 9am on Monday ahead of the Championship game v Nottingham Forest.