Burnley FC Commercial Director Anthony Fairclough is the latest fundraiser to sign up to the Turf Sleepout event that takes place at the Turf Moor stadium on Friday 12th October.
Joining business leaders and fans from across the region, Anthony will give up the comfort of his bed and spend the night sleeping out at the Turf Moor stadium with the aim to raise £250 for Burnley FC in the Community, Emmaus Burnley and SafeNet Domestic Abuse service for Jane’s Place Women’s Refuge.
Speaking on the challenge, Anthony said: “This event will give all those taking part an insight into what life is like for many homeless people living in our communities. I was keen to show my support for this brand-new event that is utilising the space at the Turf Moor stadium in such a positive and unique way. I’m sure it will a tough but eye-opening and rewarding experience.”
“All three charities that this event is raising money for are carrying out vitally important work in our region – I hope more business leaders and fans alike will join us and help us raise a significant amount of money for these important organisations.”
Anthony joins a group of almost thirty fundraisers who have already committed to taking part, including business leaders from VEKA, Lush, Spencer Hayes Group, Calico and Thorne Access and Security Ltd.
Registration is £25 take part in the Turf Sleepout and fundraisers are asked to raise a minimum of £250. Please note you must be over 16 to take part.
To take part in Turf Sleepout, register online at www.burnleyfccommunity.org.
To find out more about the event, please contact Sinead Kennedy-Peers on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 704716.
Burnley FC in the Community is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. The mission of the charity is to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
Emmaus Burnley provides accommodation, support and work-based training and volunteering for up to 30 formerly homeless people.
Jane’s Place is a Complex Needs Recovery Refuge established in memory of Jane Clough who was killed by her ex-partner in 2010. It is the first of its kind in the North and offers safe and secure temporary accommodation for women and children at risk of domestic abuse who also have additional complex needs.