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BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) have received a helping hand with kind donations from the town’s local Holiday Inn Express and the Embassy of Man charity.

The charities have donated new equipment for young people with disabilities, which will be used across a number of BACT’s inclusive programmes.

Alan Northern, Holiday Inn Express General Manager for Burton upon Trent, said: “Holiday Inn Express Burton Upon Trent and the Embassy of Man charity are proud to support the Burton Albion Community Trust by donating this new equipment for young people with disabilities across Staffordshire. Their Disability Sport & Activity Programme is a fantastic initiative that gives these people opportunity to get involved in the world of sport and other physical activities. We are pleased that this new equipment will be put to good use and enjoyed by many people over the coming months.

 “The staff at the hotel are motivated to continuously come up with great ideas to raise money for excellent causes such as this. The charity was founded in 2003 by hotel owner Minhaz Manji, and it supports local and international charities through the donation of tangible goods. Some of the team’s fundraising activities include raffles, cake sales, car boot sales and even a parachute jump recently by Lauren Mee, one of the Guest Services Managers.”

John Widdowson, Health and Inclusion Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have received such kind donations. Without partners donating such equipment, we would have to find the funding from elsewhere to run our projects. Due to these kind donations though we are now delighted and so very grateful to the two of them for helping us to make differences to the lives of the people that we engage with.”