Serving the Local Community

The Society of St George, Burnley has, from it's inception, carried out charitable work in the local community. For over 75 years many organisations, institutions and individuals have benefited from the fund raising activities of its members.
 
The Society believes in the importance of working with schools, sports organisations, the Fire Service, and Police to encourage young people in the local area to become healthier, safer and more responsible members of the community. We have supported events, donated prizes, medals and trophies, and provided sponsorship to enable local young pepole to represent England in sporting and educational events overseas.
 
Here are just some of the local good causes we are proud to support.


    
The Alzheimer’s Society
    This is an organisation close to the heart of our current President. In 2015 the main recipient of our fundraising will be the Alzheimer’s Society. With its East     Lancashire offices based in Burnley, the society provides specialist support for local families and individuals affected by all types of dementia. 

    You can find out more about the fantastic work it does by visiting their website www.alzheimers.org.uk. 



                    Autistic Spectrum Disorders
                    In 2014 the main recipient of our fundraising was Action for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, a local organisation that offers specialist services and support for                        families and individuals affected by ASD. 

                    Based at the Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, it is the only specialist provision in the East Lancashire area. You can find out more by visiting                                            www.actionasd.org.uk

                                


                                352 (Burnley) Squadron Air Training Corps
                                The Air Cadets offer young people from all walks of life a chance to get active, learn new skills and make new friends in an inspirational and safe                                                    environment. Cadets take an invaluable set of experiences and strong personal ethics with them when they leave that they can put to good use at university                                 or in the career of their choosing. The aim of the Air Training Corps is personal development as confident and spirited young people.

                                Visit http://352atc.co.uk for more information





                    Macular Society
                    The Macular Society has been supporting people with macular conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for over 25 years. They offer                                    information and support and fund research to find a cure. Through the generous donations of our members and all our supporters our services are free.

The Burnley Support Group is based at East Lancs Voluntary Resource Centre, Yorkshire Stret Burnley and meets every first Thursday of the month from 1 - 3pm. Find out more by visiting www.macularsociety.org

               Burnley Bobcats ADM
                     Burnley Bobcats ADM is a swimming squad based in Burnley, Lancashire. They seek to promote competitive swimming amongst boys and girls in Burnley and                      the surrounding area by offering the best possible coaching in a friendly, affordable and high achieving environment
                       
                     Burnley Bobcats ADM is self funding through subscriptions, and is made up of members and volunteers. The members are all swimmers of a high standard                         and include Lancashire champions, Regional (NW) champions, and even swimmers ranked in the UK top 5. The squad trains on five mornings and three                             evenings each week, as well as long course training in Manchester each month.



              Salute
 
                    SALUTE is a self funded volunteer run organisation for ex forces personnel and their families living in East Lancashire.
                    Set up at the beginning of 2011, and run by ex forces personnel and their families, their aim is to provide help and advice in developing the life skills                                required to adapt to civilian life.

SALUTE offers support and advice on a wide range of issues including life skills, counselling, benefit claims, housing and homeless care. Burnley is a target area for recruitment by the Armed forces, and The Society of St George, Burnley is very proud to support the vital work carried out by SALUTE's dedicated team of volunteers.
 
 
                         North West Air Ambulance
 
                    The North West Air Ambulance charity flies life saving missions throughout all of the North West region, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Their life saving                     service covers 5,500 square miles and a residential population of almost eight million people. It costs around £4 million each year to keep this vital service                        operational and saving lives.

                                                                                       In 2011 The Society of St George, Burnley was proud to present a cheque for £2,500 to NWAA at our St George Day dinner.
 
 
                Burnley Fire Reduction Team
 
                      In 2010 Burnley's Fire Service was recognised as one of the best Performing in the Country. This accolade was awarded because of the significant reduction                       in the number of incidents the fire service is called out over the year.
                      Mr Neil Ashworth of the Burnley Fire Reduction team said"The Society of St George, Burnley has supported the Fire Service in Burnley throughout their                              Junior Fire Safety Quiz for over ten years. Those children, who were ten years old ten years ago, are adults now with their own homes. I am convinced that                          the lessons in Fire Safety, delivered because of The Society's support of the quiz, have had a significant influence on those children and have been a key                          factor behind the number of reduced incidents in Burnley.
                      Burnley Fire and Rescue Service is proud to be assocaited with The Society of St George, Burnley and the good work it does in the local community."
 
 

 
              1st Briercliffe (St James) Scout Group
 
                    In 2009 The Society donated a significant contribution to the 1st Briercliffe Beaver Scout Group. Chris Gill, Beaver Scout Leader, said "The 1st Briercliffe                            Beaver Colony is extremely grateful for the generous sponsorship provided by The Society of St George. The money donated has been used for the benefit of                     the existing Colony members and will continue to be a benefit to future members for many years. We have been able to purchase equipment that will be                            used to develop the skills and co-ordination of the young Beavers, and a much needed replacement Beaver Flag for those special parade and marching                            days."

                    The society President also presented the group with a special Society of St George trophy that will be awarded to the Beaver of the Year.