‘Friends’ in the community
12th September 2017
Burnley-based Veka Group has joined the Friends of Burnley FC in the Community programme.
Burnley FC in the Community is a stand-alone charity that has already raised £20,000 for various projects in and around Burnley in less than a year since its launch.
Gabriela Hammond, Head of Human Resources, said: “We take a lot of pride in getting involved with the community.
Veka has a reputation within the local area for really valuing its employees; it knows they're its biggest asset. What better way to show that than to give back to the community our employees and their families live in?
“Veka also takes an active role in fundraising for Pendleside Hospice – one of our charities of the year – and sponsorship, as with Rosegrove FC, but the 'Friends of' programmes really gives Veka the chance to share some of its business knowledge and acumen with local charities and causes to help them grow individually. Everyone at Veka is very proud to be patrons of the Friends of Burnley FC in the Community programme, even the non-Burnley supporters!”
Burnley FC in the Community business development executive Ryan Bradley added: “We couldn't be happier to have Veka Group as Silver patrons of our 'Friends of' programme. We as a charity are aiming to connect local businesses with community groups and causes so that companies can have a real and positive impact on the community. There are few better-known companies in the area than Veka so to have them on board is a great 'signing' for us and we can't wait to draw on their business expertise.”