Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is delighted to announce that the charity’s annual Community Day will be celebrated at the Burnley FC vs Leicester City FC fixture on Saturday 14th April.
For the second consecutive season, BFCitC will be teaming up with fellow local charity Pendleside Hospice to deliver the themed matchday, with all proceeds raised split 50/50 between both charities.
With the aim to raise funds through a number of activities in both the lead up to the game and on the day of the fixture itself, Community Day is also about raising awareness of the extensive non-profit work both charities are carrying out locally.
Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Burnley FC in the Community said: “We’re delighted to be once again teaming up with Pendleside Hospice to deliver this season’s Community Day activities. The support we received from people last year was fantastic – it really felt like the whole community got behind both our charities and helped us to raise significant funds to support our respective work locally.
Helen McVey, CEO of Pendleside Hospice said: “We are once again thrilled to be partnering with Burnley FC in the Community on the annual Charity Community Day being held in April for the Leicester game. This is now the second year that our organisations have come together to support the work of both charities. We are very excited for the day and hope it is enjoyed by all."
The Burnley FC V Leicester City FC fixture will be fourth time Community Day has been celebrated and year on year, momentum and support for the event has snowballed. With last season’s activities including a stadium-wide bucket collection, Wear Your Shirt Day and a number of community visits from Burnley FC players, activities raised over £13k for BFCitC and Pendleside Hospice.
This year, Community Day will evolve once again with an even bigger Wear Your Shirt Day and a performance from the Clarets’ Community Choir.
BFCitC is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley FC. Last year alone, the charity engaged with 24,000 people locally across community projects including disability sport, healthy eating, employability, female football and mental health.
Pendleside Hospice 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.