Two of Burnley’s best known charities have joined forces in a bid to raise vital funds and benefit the local community.
Pendleside Hospice and Burnley FC in the Community have teamed up as part of a fundraising drive, which will see a number of exciting events take place in spring, details of which are to be announced shortly.
This is the first time the two charities have worked together, and it is hoped the collaboration will help raise more awareness and vital funds to sustain the work of both charities.
Pendleside Hospice founded in 1988, provides care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families living in the local community of Burnley and Pendle; providing care within the inpatient unit, day service and outpatient department and in a person’s own home. Other services include complementary therapies, psychological support, family support, bereavement support, rehabilitation and spiritual care.
Burnley FC in the Community is Burnley FC’s award-winning, official charity. Now delivering 35 community projects across East Lancashire including disability sport, employability courses, provision for senior citizens and young people in the most deprived local areas, the charity is recognised as a leader in delivering impactful, inspiring community work.
Helen McVey, CEO of Pendleside Hospice said: “We are delighted to be working with Burnley FC in the Community on some exciting new fundraising initiatives. We very much recognise the benefit of our two charities working together to support people living within our local community and we hope that local people will join together to support us at each of these upcoming events!”
Neil Hart, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we have established this partnership with Pendleside Hospice. We know what a special charity Pendleside Hospice is to so many local people and in the same way, our football club sits at the very heart of our community.
“It makes perfect sense to bring our two powerful brands together as a formidable force for good in the town and I would urge the community to support this partnership by getting involved in all our upcoming joint fundraising events!”