Pendleside Hospice and Burnley FC in the Community are asking local schools, colleges and businesses in the area to get behind Community Day early by taking part in Wear Your Shirt Day on April 21st.
The idea of Wear Your Shirt Day is a simple one; in exchange for donning a Burnley FC shirt (or any other football shirt) to school or work on April 21st, we’re asking those who take part to donate £1 in aid of Community Day. Every penny raised will be split 50/50 between Burnley FC in the Community and Pendleside Hospice and will go to supporting the charitable work of both local charities.
And there’s more! The first 10 schools or organisations who sign up to take part in Wear Your Shirt Day will receive a special visit from Burnley FC’s famous mascot, Bertie Bee. He’ll buzz by on the day to thank you for your fundraising efforts and collect your donations!
Community Day is an annual fundraising event and will be celebrated on Sunday 23rd April at the Burnley FC vs Manchester United FC fixture. This year, Burnley FC in the Community will be teaming up with Pendleside Hospice for the event which will see the matchday ‘taken over’ by both charities and themed around their work. All funds raised on the matchday and on Wear Your Shirt Day will help both charities to continue providing support for individuals in the local community who need it most.
Pendleside Hospice provides for the individual needs of people with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses offering in-patient, day therapy, hospice at home services and support for families and carers across Burnley and Pendle. The hospice currently costs over £3.8 million per year to run and relies heavily on fundraising within the local community.
Burnley FC in the Community uses the power of the football club to transform people’s lives for the better. Offering a range of community projects including disability sport, social inclusion projects for local young people and weekly provision for senior citizens, the charity is working actively every day to make a real difference to over 20,000 people per year from across East Lancashire.
To secure your visit on Friday 21st April from Bertie himself, please register your school, organisation or business for Wear Your Shirt Day by emailing Sinead Kennedy-Peers at email@example.com. Please include the name of your organisation, a lead contact name, contact number, organisation address and approximately how many people will be taking part in Wear Your Shirt Day. For those who successfully secure a visit from Bertie you will be provided with a collection bucket prior to Wear Your Shirt Day.
Please note that Bertie will be a busy bee on the day, so only organisations that are local to Turf Moor, or within a 10-mile radius will be eligible to get a visit from Bertie.