Burnley’s match against Fulham on Tuesday marks the club first 'Public Services' themed matchday of the 2015/2016 season, drawing attention to some of the fantastic work the Police, Fire, and Ambulance services do in the local community.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Lancashire Fire and Rescue will be in attendance in the Fanzone area of Turf Moor creating awareness to their ‘Wasted Lives’ campaign.
Fans will notice a car (pictured, above) donated to the campaign by the parents of Matthew Alston, a young man who sadly lost his life while driving the car under the influence of drink after a night the previous evening.
The parents of the Matthew kindly donated the car to show the devastating effects driving while under the influence can have, and for everyone to think about their actions before getting behind the wheel.
The Wasted Lives campaign aims to educate young people in particular about this issue.
Please feel free to ask the team in attendance any questions.
For more information on the Wasted Lives campaign please go to www.wastedlives.co.uk
For more information on the Matthew Alston incident please go to http://www.wastedlives.co.uk/page/111/Matt-Alston.htm
Lancashire Constabulary will also be in the Fanzone area, creating awareness for their ‘Hate Crime’ unit.
The Hate Crime and Cohesion Team cover the whole of East Lancashire and are specialists in investigating and dealing with hate crime across all strands of diversity; Homophobic, disability, race, religion, transgender, age and gender.
They deal with a wide range of offences including harassment, threats, assault, robbery, and sexual offences
They provide support for victims and colleagues in front line roles to ensure that the Constabulary listens and acts appropriately when people come forward with reports whether that be personally, through friends/family or anonymously via a third party
Anybody who has questions or information can contact officers via the Constabulary's website, or by phoning 101.
North West Ambulance Service/British Heart Foundation
Finally, Burnley FC in association with the North West Ambulance Service will be playing a special ‘British Heart Foundation’ video at half-time, showing the importance of knowing CPR and how this can save a life.
Keep a look out for it on the Big Screen.