Burnley FC Women are proud to support the Claret for Blue fundraising challenge, with many of the squad donning their Burnley shirts to raise vital funds for charity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Burnley FC in the Community and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (which includes Burnley General Teaching Hospital) teamed up to launch the challenge with the aim of raising funds to support the work of both charities.

The Claret for Blue challenge tasks Burnley FC fans with raising £20,534 – the average Turf Moor attendance last season – which will be split 50/50 between the two organisations.

Burnley FC Women players who have risen to the challenge so far include; Nicola Worthington, Melissa Brown and Lizzy Hamer, who each completed a 10k run.

Meanwhile, Emily Earnshaw, Levi Rathburn, Olivia Wilson, Sarah Agger and Lauren Bracewell each cycled the distance…and more!

In fact, in total the Burnley FC Women players have covered over 124km in distance, raising funds for Burnley FC in the Community and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in the process.

How to get involved in the Claret for Blue challenge…

To take part, supporters simply need to don their Burnley shirt and walk, run, cycle, hop or skip 10 km, donating £1 for every 1 km they complete (£10 in total). And prizes are up for grabs for the fastest time, the most amount raised, unique traveller and junior achievement!

The challenge is a flexible one – experienced runners can run the 10km all in one go, the distance can be broken down into smaller chunks over time or, alternatively, why not run it as a team with the distance split between a group i.e four people run 2.5km each?

Screen shot your distance, take a selfie, tag in @burnleyfc_com and link your Justgiving page to the Claret for Blue campaign or make a donation directly to it. Don’t forget to include your distance when you donate – that will add you into the leaderboard for the week!

The deadline to complete the challenge is Sunday 28th June.

To find out more information click here.