Date: 18th April 2009 at 8:17am
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Vital Burnley are delighted to announce that London Clarets will be supporting our Hit the Site, Help the Club campaign and have put a banner link up to our site on their website homepage.

London Clarets are the oldest Burnley supporters’ club.Founded in 1976, they currently have over 200 members from all over the world. Their aim is to help long-distance Clarets support Burnley FC. London Clarets organise group travel to games, match tickets, and a range of social activities.

Visit their website if you want more information or would like to use their services.

We have of course reciprocated by putting London Clarets website details up in our Links section but you can also hit this direct link to get there:

London Clarets Website Link

Current members of London Clarets will also soon be seeing our ‘Hit the Site, Help the Club’ promotion in the next edition of the London Clarets magazine based on the following press release


Vital Burnley-Hit the Site, Help the Club Campaign

Two Board Members of Clarets Trust, Martin Barnes and Phil Lea, have gone into partnership based on their Clarets website and fanzine interests to raise funds for the Trust to buy Burnley FC shares. Phil is also editor of a Clarets website (Vital Burnley) and Martin runs the When the Ball Moves… fanzine. Martin for sometime has wanted an additional online fanzine for WTBM… and this has now been achieved by Vital Burnley hosting their forum & facilities.

Vital Burnley however also makes money depending on the total site hits they receive and both partners have now agreed to donate a minimum of 50% of all profits to Clarets Trust. The site hits currently guarantee that the Trust will receive a minimum of £200/year enough to buy one Burnley FC share but the more folk that use the site and the joint facilities the more that extra money will be raised for Clarets Trust and the more Burnley FC will benefit through the Trust purchasing shares. Both partners are delighted to announce they have already raised £400 and as you can see from the photograph they have now donated some of the money to Clarets Trust already to buy one Burnley FC share.

Clive Holt, Burnley FC Director and Clarets Trust Life Member received the cheque on behalf of the Club and said:

‘I must also thank the Trust for their continued purchase of club shares, which helps to strengthen the club and give the Trust both weight and a voice of authority.’

Clarets Trust chairman, Peter Pike said of the initiative:

‘I welcome this initiative by two members of the Trust It gives all Clarets fans who use the internet a good way of helping the Club without costing them a penny Well done Phil and Barnsey’

If you want to help Phil & Martin raise money for the club and join in the fun & debate go to or