Burlington Jackdaws FC rack up 10,000 km as February fundraisers rise to the challenge

Burlington Jackdaws Football Club’s Community Scheme Foundation has proved to be a roaring success throughout its challenge month of February.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 8:30 am
Burlington Jackdaws have been busy raising funds throughout February.

A total of 10,000 kilometres, hundreds of pairs of football boots to re-home, footballs for Bridlington primary schools including goals, shinpads and kits for individual players, and a Crowdfunder that is rising all the time thanks to many pledges made from local businesses.

When Burlington Jackdaws set out in February to help raise awareness for underprivileged children in Bridlington and help any members affected by the pandemic, they did not realise the impact it would make .

Over 50 volunteers gave up their hourly fitness hour to dedicate their time to the foundation in lockdown three and make a real difference and help level the playing field.

Members, with players attached to the club, enjoyed taking part and supporters pledged their support.

Some who had not ever ran before are now up and running too and feel a real sense of accomplishment with it too.

Duncan Pollard of Pollard Travels, pledged and added: “Such a great cause to help others not as fortunate, well done to everyone involved.”

Bridlington Dental Studio said: “We would love to see sport helping to uplift some of the struggling children in the town! Great Job.”

And Sarah Millson, who supported NHS worker Jessica Powell, who has worked tirelessly through the pandemic and found time still to add to the cause and run with her son William at Under-11s.

Sarah and many of Jess’s work colleagues pledged and they said: “Love this idea supporting our work colleague Jess Powell.”

It’s been a huge success and founder member and Jackdaws chairman Chris Kirkham hopes this can be an annual event over a week, to top up anything required.

He said: “The foundation now are waiting for things to resume and will deliver new equipment into schools.

“We will look at programmes with the Hinge and CYP, and identify and help children that were unable to play football, now go out and enjoy the beautiful game.”