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John Pender a footballer and captain to most but also a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend and he now needs your help! John dedicated his life to football and played for Wolves, Charlton, Bristol city, Burnley, Wigan and Rochdale.

Burnley's captain from 1990 - 1994, who some of you might recall as ‘Captain Fantastic’, and the only Burnley captain to ever go up the Wembley steps as a winner, called Turf Moor his home for more than five years and made over 170 appearances for our club.

Joining the team in 1990 ‘Pends’ as fondly known by fans and teammates captained the team and winning a promotion at Wembley was a childhood dream come true for John, for the Clarets and all the Clarets fans.

Since John’s time as a footballer, he continued to work hard for his family, raising 4 children, who are all Burnley fans alongside John and his wife Denise.

Unfortunately, 2 years ago things turned for the worse for the Pender family and John started to lose his balance, fall over and struggle to use the left-hand side of his body. Things progressively got worse and after a lot of falls, John was ultimately diagnosed with a form of Motor Neurone Disease.

John is now fully reliant on his wife for all his needs and is fully wheelchair bound.

John’s quality of life is unfortunately rapidly declining, and we would like to ask for your help to assist with John’s quality of life, increase his comfort and experiences while he still has the chance to do so. John committed his whole life to football, in particular Burnley, so we ask that you, as the Clarets, Charlton, Wolves, Bristol City or any football fan alike get behind Captain Fantastic, one last time so we can, together, help John improve his quality of life, comfort, and experience.

Burnley being so close to John and his family's hearts we will be walking up and down Pendle hill on 15th January 2022 in our Burnley kits! everyone is welcome to join us and to raise awareness for MND.

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  • n pender17 days ago
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    17 days ago

    With rising COVID-19 cases and the need to protect some vulnerable people in our family and the weather taking a turn for the colder, we have decided to postpone our fund/awareness raising walk up Pendle Hill until a later date. Once a date is set we shall circulate an update, this is likely to be April/May. In the meantime we are wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2022 and once again thank you for all the support!

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    2 months ago
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    The outpouring of support, generosity and kind donations have been overwhelming. We are incredibly touched by the huge response received from the Clarets fans and from all of the football fans! As our Dad reads the messages he recalls many of the wonderful memories which he treasures. It is also very touching to hear from old friends and colleagues! We would like to personally extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every person for the support, generosity and kind donations, which have truly lifted our Dad's spirits and in turn, ours.

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    2 months ago

    The outpouring of support, generosity and kind donations have been overwhelming. We are incredibly touched by the huge response received from the Clarets fans and from all of the football fans! As our Dad reads the messages he recalls many of the wonderful memories which he treasures. It is also very touching to hear from old friends and colleagues! We would like to personally extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every person for the support, generosity and kind donations, which have truly lifted our Dad's spirits and in turn, ours.

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  • David Instone

    David Instone

    Jan 23, 2022

    Delighted to hand over £20 from Dean Edwards, who wasn't with John at Wolves but faced him a good few times in bruising matches at other clubs. I will send Dean a book and take a copy from you asap.

    £20.00

  • David Instone

    David Instone

    Jan 21, 2022

    This is book money from Tommy Taylor in Canada......he has been a real star in smoking out donations from Lichfield friends. I have already sent him his copy of my Wolves 1970s Scrapbook.

    £20.00

  • Karen Sheasby

    Karen Sheasby

    Jan 18, 2022

    So sorry to hear the news, thinking of you and your family xxA great football team when you played for little Lichfield

    £40.00

  • Mark Wheeler

    Mark Wheeler

    Jan 17, 2022

    So sorry to hear this news John. I have many great football memories playing with you at Lichfield social. Sending you, Denise and your family my very best wishes

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 16, 2022

  • Les Green

    Les Green

    Jan 14, 2022

    So sorry to hear about your illness both yourself and John Humphries were both significant players in our back four at a time we desperately needed you.

    £40.00

  • Clive Lawrence Burnley FC Calendar

    Clive Lawrence Burnley FC Calendar

    Jan 10, 2022

    £100.00

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