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BFCitC launch new Stand Out Socks with the support of Josh Brownhill and Jack Cork

Burnley FC in the Community have embarked on a heart-warming collaboration with the socially ethical sock company, Stand Out Socks, to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day. Our joint effort has resulted in the creation of special pairs of Stand Out Socks, aimed at celebrating inclusivity and supporting individuals with Down Syndrome.

Founded by brothers Christian and Ross, Stand Out Socks has garnered recognition for its dedication to inclusivity and social impact, notably securing backing from Steven Bartlett and Peter Jones on BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

The Limitless Clarets Programme, an initiative by Burnley FC in the Community, is dedicated to fostering a positive environment for young people to thrive. Through tailored inclusive interventions, the programme empowers young individuals with special educational needs and disabilities, emphasising their limitless potential.

Proceeds from the sales of these collaborative socks will be reinvested into programs aimed at facilitating greater participation of individuals with Down syndrome in the football community.

On Tuesday 12th March, Josh Brownhill, who is the cousin of Stand Out Socks founders Christian and Ross, and Jack Cork joined Burnley FC in the Community and Stand Out Socks for the sock launch at Holly Grove Primary School, where BFCitC operates its Limitless Clarets School Project.

The players engaged in various activities with the children, with Jack Cork even demonstrating how to make paper airplanes. Ross and Christian discussed World Down Syndrome Awareness Day with the children, emphasising the importance of providing employment opportunities for everyone, regardless of disability.

In a significant celebration of this collaboration, both Burnley FC in the Community and Brentford Penguins FC will participate in a tournament at The Leisure Box on Saturday before the match, playing for victory in the inaugural Stand Out Cup with all team members being individuals with Down Syndrome.

All profits generated from the sale of our Stand Out Socks will directly support Burnley FC in the Community in organising sports sessions for individuals with Down Syndrome. If you wish to contribute to this campaign, you can purchase the Stand Out Socks from the Burnley FC Store now!