Last night, generous NCS volunteers presented a cheque of £864.45 to participants of the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project.
The volunteers, who were part of Burnley FC in the Community’s autumn NCS cohort, chose to fundraise for the project as part of their Social Action Project. This is an element of the NCS programme that encourages participants to make a positive mark on their local community.
As a group, they elected to support the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project as a number of the NCS participants are also regular attendees themselves of the disability sport sessions. The group were also keen to champion one of Burnley FC in the Community’s own projects.
Initially, they spent a week volunteering on the project; learning how sessions work and how they benefit those who take part. The group then went on to organise a charity five-a-side football tournament, raising money through; sponsorship forms and the selling of refreshments and snacks at the tournament, collections around their own schools, colleges and sixth forms, and a bucket collection at a Burnley FC match.
Rebecca Robertson, Social Inclusion Manager at Burnley FC in the Community, said; “The group were inspired by just how important the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project has become to disabled people in our community. They wanted to show their support for our charity by dedicating their social action work to Danny’s project.
"It’s been fantastic to see the NCS participants give something back to Burnley FC in the Community, and in turn, Burnley itself. We’re very grateful for their generous support.”
To find out more about the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project, please contact Matt Pounder, Head of Sport at Burnley FC in the Community on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 704716.
To find out more about NCS at Burnley FC in the Community, please contact Rebecca Robertson, Social Inclusion Manager on email@example.com or call 01282 704716.
For more information on Burnley FC in the Community please visit www.burnleyfcccommuity.org.