Clarets launch new App to purchase half time draw tickets
Burnley Football Club is donating all proceeds from their matchday lottery draw this weekend towards a Prostate Cancer Scanner Appeal for Burnley General Hospital.
And for the first time, Clarets supporters anywhere in the United Kingdom can obtain their draw ticket through a brand new App.
In a first in English football, the ‘My Club Lottery’ App, accessed through smartphones and tablets, allows you to purchase tickets for all upcoming half time draws at Turf Moor (see below for full details).
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And the entire Clarets squad, including manager Sean Dyche, were first to buy their tickets for the re-branded club lottery this weekend, when every penny raised after the prize money goes to the town’s Scanner Appeal.
Dyche said: “It is a wonderful gesture by the club to donate the lottery proceeds to such a worthy cause and my staff and the squad are right behind it.
“Prostate Cancer is something that will affect the lives of many, many men, and families, in Burnley and I would urge everyone to buy their ticket and help us raise as much money as possible this Saturday.”
The launch of the My Club Lottery App is the brainchild of ex-Clarets Chairman Barry Kilby, who is a sufferer of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men.
Mr Kilby is also instrumental in the club’s support of Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle’s Prostate Scanner Appeal, which aims to raise £75,000 to replace the current machine that is nearing the end of its life and a second, satellite scanner for use in surgeries throughout the region.
All monies raised from advance lottery ticket sales through the App, matchday sales and a bucket collection at the Sheffield Wednesday game at Turf Moor on Saturday, January 18 will go to the appeal to provide the new machine, which will help to save local lives.
Mr Kilby said: “It is extremely important to the Burnley area that we get this scanner.
“There are only three or four in the country and the one at Burnley is nearing the end of its life.
“A new machine would mean that the men can get diagnosed quickly, help stop this killer disease and save local men’s lives.”
Fundraisers are trying to raise the funds for the new scanner, which will allow state-of-the-art 4D scanning.
The money will enable a ‘base-station’ to be located at Burnley General Hospital, with a smaller, remote unit that can be used to run mobile clinics throughout the borough.
Mr Birtwistle MP said: “I am extremely grateful to Burnley Football Club and Barry Kilby for donating all proceeds from their matchday lottery draw at this Saturday’s match to the prostate scanner appeal.
“The appeal is to replace the prostate scanner that I fundraised for a decade ago. The scanner has scanned thousands upon thousands of patients and has been invaluable to the hospital and the people of Burnley.
“Like anything, it has now become outdated and this campaign is for a new state of the art scanner which will continue to save hundreds of lives.
“This is an issue close to my heart after my own father died of prostate cancer and Barry Kilby is also a sufferer of prostate cancer himself.
“I am very proud of the people of Burnley for their tremendous support so far and hopes are high that the match on Saturday will have a major impact on the present running total.’
My Club Lottery App and Website
Smartphone and tablet users should search for ‘MY CLUB LOTTERY’ in the Apple Store or Google Play (Android), register and follow the instructions.
A help guide can be found HERE.
Lottery tickets can also be purchased through the dedicated website at www.myclublottery.co.uk.
The 'My Club Lottery' Logo
Prostate Cancer Support
Anyone in the local area with concerns about Prostate Cancer can obtain confidential information and support through the East Lancs Prostate Cancer Support Group.
They can be contacted on 07548 033 930 or visit www.elpcsg.com for meeting dates.
The Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline is also available on 0800 074 8383, or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.
The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.