Burnley FC fans are being encouraged to bring £1 to the Burnley FC v Leeds United FC game on Saturday, April 9th in a show of support to the club’s official charity, Burnley FC in the Community.
The campaign is part of the wider ‘Community Day’ event that will take place on the day of the match.
Both a fundraiser and an awareness event for Burnley FC in the Community, the charity will have a huge presence at the game.
On the day, the stars of the Burnley FC team will warm up in Burnley FC in the Community t-shirts, staff will showcase work to fans and there will be games inside and outside of the stadium.
Though embedded within the ethos of Burnley FC and based at Turf Moor, the charity is entirely self-financing.
Founded in February 2014, Burnley FC in the Community engaged with 35,000 people across the communities in Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire in 2015 alone.
Delivering 30 projects across the key areas of sports participation, disability sports, education, health and social inclusion, the charity now needs to raise over £1m every year to do the work it does.
Burnley FC stars including Tom Heaton, Andre Gray and George Boyd – as well as participants who directly benefit from the charity’s many projects – will be supporting the campaign and encouraging fans to make a £1 donation.
Neil Hart, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community said: “We have had an unbelievable two years in the Community department and we want to see this continue to grow for a long time.
"If every Burnley fan brought £1 to the game, we could raise a huge amount of money that would directly help the people in this area. We really hope fans can get behind our work as we are making a huge difference to local people.”
Fans can drop their £1 into buckets in and around the stadium on match day, or alternatively can text ‘BFCC16 £1’ to 70070 to make a £1 donation.
To see more about the projects we do and see how you can get involved, please visit our website http://www.burnleyfccommunity.org/