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PARTICIPANTS of Burton Albion Community Trust’s (BACT) National Citizen Service (NCS) created resources to benefit the local YMCA group in Burton upon Trent.

The Burton YMCA provide accommodation, support, food & furniture to people in & around the Burton upon Trent, giving the young participants of the BACT project an idea for where they would like to make their donation to.

Wave 3 Team 1 participants were joined by former Burton Albion players and current BACT coaches Aaron Webster and Jimmy Phillips last week to unveil the work that has been completed.

To raise the funds to make resources such as care packages, fundraising projects such as cake sales in Burton Market Place and other locations took place. Any remaining funds were then used to buy benches which will be located at the Burton YMCA site. Local company Hardy Sings also kindly provided a plaque for one of the benches to commemorate the fine work of the youngsters.

Simon Cooper, NCS Project Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have completed another fantastic year of NCS and this goes to show just some of the hard-work that our participants have been up to.

“We’d like to thank both Derry Creighton and Owen Barry for being really inspiring leaders for the group and we believe that it’s a really great gesture from the participants to want to help a local group such as the YMCA.”