F&W in the Community - Burnley Together vs The Virus
With an initiative to provide support to those who need it most, Burnley Together is a community project which was set up within the space of 48 hours following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Its chief mission is to ensure vulnerable members of our community are not left behind, bringing together public and private sector partners, including Burnley Council, Burnley Football Club, Burnley Police, voluntary sector organisations, and residents and companies within the local area, to see this mission accomplished.
“Burnley Together is all about supporting the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable members of our community, and sharing our resources to ensure no one is left behind,” says F&W HR Manager, Emma Wearden. “It’s been described as a bit of a ‘one-stop shop’, which has been set up with lots of different partners in the Burnley area, who are all pulling together to achieve one goal and provide support in any form that’s needed, whether that be in parcels from food banks, prescription deliveries, community meals, or even in mental health support.
“Although the project was launched in direct response to the complications caused by the pandemic, it is one with long-term goals, and we’re really happy to be involved. There are still lots of vulnerable people in the community who need help, and Burnley Together will have an important part to play in responding to any upcoming challenges we might face.
“Some members of the team here at Fagan & Whalley have already volunteered to get involved with delivering food parcels on Christmas Eve, whilst others are looking to continue working alongside Burnley Together on a voluntary basis for the long term. We’ve also had donation bins on-site at Albion House, ‘Site One’ and our warehouse facility, and we’ve been really pleased to see staff members giving so enthusiastically to the cause.”
It’s never too late to get involved! To give something back and share your support and community spirit, visit www.burnleytogether.org.uk, or give the team a call on 01282 686402.