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Scott Opens Sofa Store

13 November 2014

Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield and club mascot Bertie Bee joined the Oak Furnitureland Managing Director Jason Bannister to officially open the newly refurbished Burnley store, incorporating the brand new Sofastore concept.

Scott and Bertie were presented with a huge replica Bertie Bee cake as the retailer celebrates the opening of its latest superstore.

And the Clarets wideman was delighted to be in attendance to support a local company in the community.

He said: "It's great for us as players to come to events like this and bridge the connection between the club and local companies.

"Sponsors like Oak FurnitureLand put a lot of money into the club and it's a community football club so it's important we show our appreciation to them on days like this.

"The cake has kindly been donated by another local company Molly's Creative Cakes too and it looks amazing, I can't stop looking at it."

Sofastore by Oak Furnitureland, will showcase a huge range of high quality sofas, with over 1000 colour and size variations to choose from, with many ranges being manufactured just 10 minutes down the road in Nelson. Sofastore will feature all the latest sofa trends in store, including contemporary styles, 100% leather sofas, corner sofas and a variety of luxurious fabric models.

The showroom is located at The enlarged Oak Furniture Land store has doubled in size to 17,000 sq ft and the new Sofastore concept will occupy the whole of the mezzanine floor.Unit 4,Prestige Retail Park, Active Way, Burnley BB11 1BS.

Burnley-born Jason Bannister, Managing Director of Oak Furniture Land, said: “I’m delighted to be able to be here to launch the first of our stores to feature the Sofastore concept in this way. I know the town well, and I know that it needs a sofa retailer with really great products offering the same fantastic value that we have been doing on solid hardwood furniture for the last few years. That’s why I’ve launched Sofastore and I couldn’t be happier to be doing it here in Burnley.

“It’s just that bit more special to have Scott and Bertie Bee here supporting us from Burnley FC. I’ve been a Clarets fan since I was a kid and as a business we have got involved with the club for a number of years, so it is great to have them here.”

added:  “Oak Furniture Land is one of our official partners. Our corporate partners are very important to us and we are pleased to support the store opening and wish them every success for the future.Anthony Fairclough, Burnley FC Director of Commercial Affairs

“The Bertie Bee cake is a wonderful gesture and will be auctioned off to raise funds for Burnley FC In the Community (Charity No 1155856) and Children in Need."

with the subject line 'Bertie Bee Cake':community@burnleyfc.comOur auction for the Bertie Bee cake is now open. To make a bid on the cake simply email the following details to

- Your name

- The amount you bid

- Your contact number

- Your contact email address

The auction will close at 12pm on Monday, with the winner to collect from Turf Moor between 5-6pm, with all proceeds will go to Children in Need and Burnley FC in the Community.

For more information on the new store and to view the current furniture ranges, visit call01282 560231

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