The football club announces a charity partner to raise awareness of different religions

Burnley FC have teamed up with local charity Building Bridges Burnley 

A football club has announced its partnership with a charity that aims to raise awareness and understanding of different religions.

Burnley FC, along with its community arm Burnley FC inp the Community, are working with Building Bridges Burnley as their official charity partner for the 2023/24 season.

The announcement is described as an important step in improving the relationship between the interfaith organization and the club, signaling a commitment to ensuring Burnley FC is “a club for everyone”.

Both the football club and Building Bridges Burnley are supporters of increasing diversity and ensuring that the Burnley community as a whole is represented within the club’s fan base.

The partnership aims to enable Building Bridges to collaborate, reach and influence more members of the community,

whilst providing the opportunity to bring new people to Turf Moor to join the club for the first time. Stuart Hunt, chairman of Burnley FC, said: “Building Bridges is a very important initiative for us.

“This club means so much to the Burnley community and it’s something we need.”

“We believe in diversity of beliefs, we believe in diversity and inclusion for all, and it’s an important initiative for us to be able to work with Building Bridges and move them forward – we’re excited about it.” »

Throughout the season, the partnership will offer a program of events including a community iftar, multi-faith tournament, Christmas carol concert and much more.

Helen Gurman, Burnley FC Community Managing Director, added:

“We are really looking forward to working with Building Bridges on this unique partnership, which will allow us to reach new participants, expand our reach and provide support exceptional.»

“We are particularly looking forward to exciting events throughout the year which will provide our community with new opportunities to engage with Burnley Football Club and Burnley FC in the community.”

As part of the launch of the partnership, members of Building Bridges Burnley were invited to the club’s training ground to tour the facilities and speak to club and community leaders. Afrasiab Anwar,

Chairman of Building Bridges Burnley, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Burnley Football Club.

“This represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to extend the reach of our message to a wider audience.

“Our collaboration with Burnley FC gives us access to an audience that is normally beyond our reach.

“Our main objective is to contribute to the progress of the club by sharing our expertise and knowledge in community engagement, diversity and inclusion.

“It is truly heartwarming to witness the exceptional work being done at Turf Moor and it is great to see that our vision of an inclusive Burnley where everyone is valued aligns seamlessly with the club’s aim of a grassroots fans to promote a community that reflects the diversity of Burnley. »

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