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Trust help fund Disabled Shelters at Turf Moor

The Clarets Trust through their Burnley FC share purchase policy has made a significant contribution for the funding of shelters for the disabled at Turf Moor in conjunction with other Supporters representatives including Earby Clarets.



The shelters will be available for disabled supporters to use from the next home game this Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday (28th February).The facility will provide cover and added protection in inclement weather in the existing locations at the juncture of the Jimmy McIlroy and James Hargreaves stands.

Mr Peter Pike, Chair of the Clarets Trust, said:

"We are delighted to play a positive role in contributing towards improving the facilities for disabled supporters and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to working in partnership with the club."

Burnley FC Stadium manager Mr Doug Metcalfe said:

"We would like to thank all parties involved in the fund raising and installation of these shelters."

The Clarets Trust have played a major role, as have supporters clubs and, in particular, Peter Baron of the Accrington Clarets, who has been a driving force behind this initiative for a long time.We have long recognised that our disabled supporters are open to all the inclement weather Burnley can offer and hope these shelters will help provide more comfort and make the matchday experience a happier one"

Earby Clarets chairman Mr John Little, whose supporters` group donated over 5,000 towards the shelters, added:

"We have been delighted to help out.

"This installation will help make life much more comfortable for our disabled supporters for many years to come."

Mr Peter Baron, who has been at the forefront of the initiative, including direct liaison with disabled supporters and assessing their needs, said:

"I'm extremely pleased that the club has now been able to provide cover in the disabled section of the ground.

"I'm sure that this will be greatly welcomed by all the disabled fans and their families and carers.

"The cover should now allow them to attend games which they may have previously missed due to the weather being wet and cold. Well done BFC!"

Editor's Comment

Well done to everybody concerned!

I think and hope more Clarets will now realise the benefits of the Clarets Trust Share Policy after share money was used by the club to help fund the disabled shelters.

It might not sound sexy on paper but buying shares clearly helps the club and fans alike whilst giving Clarets Trust a say as shareholder.

I am pleased also that Vital Burnley can help a little bit in this process via our 'Hit the Site, Help the Club' campaign.




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Date:Wednesday February 25 2009

Time: 10:18AM

Your Comments

Great news! Well done BFC and all concerned
turfmanphil
Great news! Well done BFC and all concerned
turfmanphil
Have to say that it's great news. Well done everyone - about time, too!
BarnseyWTBM
Have to say that it's great news. Well done everyone - about time, too!
BarnseyWTBM
Good article on Burnley Express Online today and assume same will be in paper. This is the link by the way: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/burnleyfc/Clarets-install-disabled-shelter.5016396.jp Well done Clarets Trust,Earby Clarets and Phil Baron of AccyClarets plus all others involved
turfmanphil
Good article on Burnley Express Online today and assume same will be in paper. This is the link by the way: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/burnleyfc/Clarets-install-disabled-shelter.5016396.jp Well done Clarets Trust,Earby Clarets and Phil Baron of AccyClarets plus all others involved
turfmanphil
Also now LT online-http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/burnley/4160888.Disabled_Burnley_fans_all_set_for_a_better_matchday_view/
turfmanphil
Also now LT online-http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/burnley/4160888.Disabled_Burnley_fans_all_set_for_a_better_matchday_view/
turfmanphil
what a great cause this..i salute you all well done.
bluemooner_mcfc
what a great cause this..i salute you all well done.
bluemooner_mcfc
 

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