MP’s praise for Burnley FC in the Community

Coun. Joe Cooney and Andrew Stephenson MP with the The Football League Trust. (S)
Coun. Joe Cooney and Andrew Stephenson MP with the The Football League Trust. (S)

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has praised the valuable community work that the Football League Trust and Burnley FC in the Community undertakes in Pendle.

At the Conservative Party Conference, Mr Stephenson heard about the positive impact that the Football League Trust and the 72 clubs are having with community activities across the country.

Using the power of football to improve people’s lives, every year the Trust engages over 1.5 million through sport to improve health, inspire education, reduce crime, increase participation and tackle many complex social issues, such as drug abuse and homelessness.

In Burnley and Pendle, Burnley FC delivers a range of health, education, inclusion and social impact programmes via Burnley FC in the Community.

Mr Stephenson said: “Local 
football clubs are pillars of communities up and down the country and I am grateful for the invaluable contribution Burnley FC makes to Pendle.”

l Mr Stephenson has asked Pendle people to show support for the blood transfusion service by registering as donors. His call comes after the NHS Blood and Transplant service revealed that only 1% of Pendle people gave blood.

Since the launch of the #BleedForEngland campaign, NHSBT has had an amazing response to the rallying cry to sign up 100,000 new blood donors by the end of the month.

Mr Stephenson said: “I believe that people in Pendle can help this campaign reach its goal of registering 100,000 new donors. Donating blood is an amazing and fulfilling thing to do as you help save and improve lives.”