Community the focus at Turf Moor celebrations
Saturday marked the club’s seasonal celebration of its official charity, Burnley FC in the Community.
A chance to place the spotlight on the expansive work of Burnley FC in the Community, the day is also a fundraising initiative to support the charity’s work in the local community.
Thirty bucket collectors, the majority of whom were Burnley FC in the Community staff members, were present around the stadium and in the concourses and collected many donations from generous fans.
In the lead up to the day, two special Community Day videos highlighting the work of the charity were released online, there was also a themed matchday programme and the players warmed up prior to kick-off in Burnley FC in the Community t-shirts.
Neil Hart, chief executive officer of Burnley FC in the Community said: “It was fantastic to see so many fans arrive at the stadium ready to show their support for Burnley FC in the Community.
“We met hundreds of generous and supportive Clarets – it was a real show of solidarity of the work we’re carrying out in the community every day and I thank everyone who contributed to our efforts.
“I’d encourage fans to keep up that support in any way they can and remind all Clarets that they can follow our work day-to-day via our website and social media channels.”
The fundraising for Community Day will continue as a number of framed and signed Burnley FC items will go on sale via Burnley FC in the Community’s eBay account in the coming days.
Signed, match-worn and match-prepared shirts from the Burnley FC vs Liverpool FC fixture will also go live via the charity’s eBay account this month. The player’s shirts that will be available for auction are:
- Ashley Barnes
- Jack Cork
- Danny Drinkwater
- Aaron Lennon
- Matt Lowton
- Dwight McNeil
- Ben Mee
- Nick Pope
- Jay Rodriguez
- Charlie Taylor
- Matej Vydra
- Ashley Westwood
- Chris Wood
Notice of when these items are available to bid on will be announced via the Burnley FC in the Community website and social media channels. The final fundraising total for Community Day will be announced once these auctions have closed.
If you would like to make a donation to BFCitC, you can donate online via the Community Day JustGiving account here.