Clarets Trust forward Burnley FC shirts to Africa

AFRICAN CLARETS: A local football team wear their Clarets shirts with pride in Zamdela, South Africa (S)
AFRICAN CLARETS: A local football team wear their Clarets shirts with pride in Zamdela, South Africa (S)

CLARETS shirts are being worn proudly in Africa thanks to an exchange programme between churches.

The Burnley Football Club white away shirts were sent to Fr Barnard Litabo at St Peter’s Church in Zamdela near Johannesburg, South Africa.

The shirts were forwarded by the Clarets Trust and supported for transit by Furniture for Education Worldwide (FEW).

Clarets Trust chairman Mr Peter Pike said: “St Peter’s Church, Burnley, is linked with St Peter’s, Zamdela. Canon Tom Bill has recently been there and Fr Litabo was in Burnley earlier this year and went to Turf Moor twice during his visit.

“He is now a very keen Burnley supporter and is hoping to see them promoted next season having been disappointed by them missing a play-off spot.

“Several other sets of kit have been sent to other places in South Africa and others have gone to Gambia, Kenya, Egypt and we hope soon to Bangladesh.

“We are also trying to send some school furniture from FEW to Zamdela if we can ensure the safe transport and delivery in South Africa.”