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Burnley FC in the Community win Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Award 

We are incredibly proud to announce that last week Burnley FC in the Community won the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Award for our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project.  

Our team attended the awards ceremony which took place at Twickenham Stadium and around 160 guests attended the celebration, with Alliance President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, on hand to present the eight winning individuals and organisations with their trophies.  

During the event, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Dame Janet Beer, Lisa Wainwright, and Nigel Redman all gave brilliant speeches on the power of sport and impact it can have in the community. 

For the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award we were up against Blackdog Outdoors and Scunthorpe RUFC and we were incredibly grateful to come first place! 

We are incredibly proud of the Schools Mental Wellbeing Project which between January 2019 to February 2021 delivered 4,457 hours of support to 1,049 students.  

Chief Operation Officer Helen Gurman told us, “It is an honour to win this award for our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project. We are so proud of our Mental Wellbeing Team and the positive impact that it has on the young people in our area”.  

We’re grateful to have the support of Club, Chairman Alan Pace said “A big congratulations must go to Burnley FC in the Community. The Schools Mental Wellbeing Project is fantastic. It helps hundreds of young people in secondary schools across the region every season. Everybody at the football club is incredibly proud of the charity for the award, and for the impact they continue to have on our local community”. 

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can email Mike Colquhoun, Director of Community Projects, via m.coloquhoun@burnleyfc.com