CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM BASS CHARITY VASE

THE Bass Charity Vase has handed out two £1,000 cheques to charities after the success of this season’s fund-raising football match.

Burton Albion played Aston Villa in July with the historic trophy at stake. Aston Villa won the tie 4-0 after an entertaining game at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers and Aston Villa both donated £2,000 from the proceeds of the game which was handed to the Bass Charity Vase to distribute to good causes.

Aston Villa were back at the Pirelli Stadium to play Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup and the Bass Charity Vase committee returned to hand over cheques to the clubs’ charities.

Burton Albion Community Trust and Aston Villa Foundation received a cheque for £1,000 each with the presentation taking place at half-time.

Dave Mellor, for the Bass Charity Vase, said: “We are delighted to be able to hand over cheques to the two charities who both do incredible work in their respective communities.

“The Bass Charity Vase match was a thoroughly enjoyable game and we want to thank Burton Albion and Chairman Ben Robinson for their generous backing and for hosting the game again this year and Aston Villa for their support.”

BACT Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “The Bass Charity Vase has long supported good causes and we want to thank the committee for this generous donation which will help support our projects in the community.”

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “The Bass Charity Vase is deeply rooted in Burton history and Burton Albion is always proud to support the charity.”