Sean Dyche is backing Community Day as the Clarets prepare to celebrate the department’s achievements on Sunday.
The match against Manchester United has been earmarked as the club’s annual Community Day, this year being staged in partnership with Pendleside Hospice.
The day is designed to celebrate the work Burnley FC in the Community does to aid people and projects in the Burnley area.
And Dyche is a big support of the Community effort and the contribution his squad makes towards its success.
The Burnley manager said: “Neil Hart and his team have done a great job and the players have done a great job.
“They are out there a lot and I have fantastic pride in what the players do for the community because they do give up a lot of time.
“I think they have brought into the fact it’s very worthwhile here. It can effect change and I think the community department has done a fantastic job.”
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Dyche has been keen to foster the ‘one club, one town’ message since his appointment as Burnley boss in 2016.
And he acknowledged the role the Clarets have to play in the local community.
Dyche added: “It’s important here. I’m not saying it isn’t at all clubs, but it definitely is here, that connection with the community.
“I think that’s been enhanced over the past few years and not just in front of the cameras. It’s genuine and there’s a lot of good work going on.
“The club means so much to the community and I think they do some brilliant work.
“I think it’s valid on Community Day to let everyone know what good work they are doing and I know from feedback from members of the community they respect what the club is doing on that front.”
Supporters are being asked to bring a £1 on Sunday, to be split between Burnley FC in the Community and Pendleside Hospice to support their work.
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