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You might have seen over the past couple of weeks, since the introduction of Pay Per View games, there have been several supporters groups at Premier League clubs promoting foodbank donations.

As you will likely know, we at Burnley FC Supporters Groups have been working with Burnley Community Kitchen since the beginning of the 2019/20 season with food collections prior to home games. Since, there have been occasions when we’ve had one of our wheelie bins out on Padiham Road able to receive donations.

We have no intention of telling any of our supporters to do one thing or another although, for what it’s worth, we think the £14.95 charge for a pay per view game is excessive and we were far from happy with our club’s decision to support it and the almost patronising suggestion that it gave us a choice, either pay it or not, either watch the game or not. That clearly showed a total misunderstanding of football supporters.

This Saturday we play Chelsea at home. This game is available via that £14.95 charge. If you wish to pay it then by all means do so but can we offer an alternative that will serve to help local people who are in need at this time. That alternative is to, instead, make a £14.95 donation (or whatever you can afford) to the foodbank at Burnley Community Kitchen which you can do by clicking HERE and going to their Justgiving page.

We’ve seen some an amazing response from the supporters at other clubs, notably the two Merseyside clubs, Newcastle and Leeds but this is not a competition at all, it’s football fans offering great support to those in need.

Should you wish to make a food donation, the wheelie bin will be outside Padiham Road Methodist Church at the bottom of Brassey Street this Saturday to coincide with the game.

Please consider making a donation whenever the Clarets are forced onto the overpriced pay per view. If you are able to, it would help if you added PPV to the comments, it would help us in determining how successful the appeal has been.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportburnleyfoodbank

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