Burnley FC in the Community is delighted to announce that, for the second year running, Oak Furniture Land will be the official sponsors of Community Day.
Community Day is an annual event that aims to both increase awareness and raise funds for Burnley FC’s official charity and this year, will be held at the Burnley FC V Manchester United FC fixture on Sunday 23rd April. In a change from previous years, the event will be hosted in partnership with local charity Pendleside Hospice and all funds raised will be split 50/50 between both charities.
Oak Furniture Land, the UK’s largest retailer of solid hardwood furniture, are long-time supporters of the work of Burnley FC in the Community and will work closely with the charity to help drive awareness and funds in the lead up to the event.
An element of this support will include Oak Furniture Land’s backing of ‘Wear Your Shirt Day’ on the Friday prior to the game. On Wear Your Shirt Day, both Burnley FC in the Community and Pendleside Hospice are encouraging local schools, business and organisations to get behind Community Day by donating £1 in exchange for wearing their football shirt for the day. Staff at the Oak Furniture Land store in Burnley will be taking part and will be donning their shirts, whilst encouraging customers to donate to Community Day.
Neil Hart, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community said: “We’re delighted that Oak Furniture Land are the official sponsors of Community Day for the second year running. We know the team at Oak Furniture Land understand how important this club is to our community and their fantastic support will help raise the profile of the day and vital funds for both Burnley FC in the Community and Pendleside Hospice.”
Jason Bannister, founder and owner of Oak Furniture Land said: “Burnley is a unique place where the football club is the heart and soul of the town. Over the last few years certain individuals from within the club have made an incredible effort to pay back the love that the townspeople have shown the club for years and they deserve commending for this. My own mother regularly attends events organised by the BFCC and the more the club can interact with the town, the better. It makes a real difference for Mum and I know plenty of others who feel the same. Well done Burnley FC in the Community. Keep up the good work.”
To find out more about Community Day, please visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org