RADIO 1 DJ Jordan North and Clarets striker Jay Rodriguez have reignited Pendleside Hospice’s ‘Keep Your Hospice Open’ campaign.

The duo, who are both ambassadors for the hospice, will be increasing their fundraising efforts during the lockdown.

‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ star Jordan, who grew up in Burnley, hosted monthly virtual pub quizzes on Facebook last year to support the hospice.

He said: “To imagine there being no Pendleside Hospice is unthinkable.

“It needs every penny possible during these dire times.

“So even if you only donate a fiver or the cost of a haircut you can’t have at the moment, or something like that, it would mean so much.

“Over the next few months I will be doing all I can to help, so watch this space!”

Burnley-born footballer Jay also helped out in 2020, donating face masks, PPE and valuable soccer memorabilia to the hospice.

He said: “These are unprecedented times and the need for Pendleside is more important now than ever before.

“It is caring for more inpatients and hospice-at-home patients than ever before and there must be an immense strain on the counselling service it offers because a lot of people are suffering mental stress during the pandemic.”