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VEKA sees Burnley FC players become supporters

The VEKA UK Group was proud to support Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle’s Prostate Scanner Appeal at Burnley’s recent match against Sheffield Wednesday.

 

The industry-leading systems supplier sponsored T-shirts to raise awareness of the appeal which were worn by the players while they warmed up. The distinctive blue shirts were also worn by volunteers who did a bucket collection during the match.

The proceeds from the Clarets lottery during the match also went toward the scanner appeal.

 

VEKA’s Head of Human Resources Gabriela Hammond explains: “The T-shirts were a great way to let people know what the collection was for. It made the volunteers easy to spot and, as a result, we’ve been told that a fantastic £4341 was raised on the day. As a company, we were delighted to show our support and raise awareness for such a valuable local cause – but without the generosity of the Burnley fans it wouldn’t have meant a thing. They’ve really outdone themselves and they should be very proud.”

 

All money raised by the appeal will go towards buying a replacement prostate scanner for the Urology Department of Burnley General Hospital to assist with the early detection of prostate and kidney cancers.

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