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Community celebrates DofE achievements!

2 March 2017

Community held a celebration event at Turf Moor last week to honour all the young people who have completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with our charity over the last 12 months.
The event was a huge success, with 250 people celebrating the achievements of almost 100 Duke of Edinburgh participants. The aim of the evening was to present the young people with their Bronze, Silver and Gold Award for the prestigious outdoor programme.
There were talks on the evening from Matt Parish, Burnley FC in the Community’s Head of Education and Loanna Deverdie, Operations Officer for Duke of Edinburgh North. One lucky raffle winner also took home a signed Burnley FC football with funds raised from the raffle supporting the charity work of Burnley FC in the Community.
Spirits were high on the evening with Community staff receiving positive feedback from the programme participants. Ruth Ramsdale, DofE Youth Engagement Officer said: “We were very proud to see such a good turn out and we want to say congratulations to all our Duke of Edinburgh participants who have completed their award through Burnley FC in the Community. Well done for all your hard work!”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme for anyone aged 14-24. The Award gives young people the opportunity to develop new or existing skills, experience new activities, meet new people, build in confidence and challenge themselves. Programme activities can include volunteering placements and a residential and the Award is recognised by both universities and employers.  
To find out more about the Burnley FC in the Community Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, please contact Ruth Ramsdale on or 01282 704716.
To find out more about Burnley FC in the Community, please visit

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