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BURTON Albion’s Boxing Day home fixture against Leeds United has seen a significant amount of money raised for an up and coming Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) trip to Ghana, due to the generosity of both sets of fans.

Volunteers, made up of people who are embarking on the trip, along with their families and friends, were on hand before and after the game to do a bucket collection towards both BACT and the trip to Africa. A fantastic £1364.28 was raised for the up and coming trip in July, much to the delight of the team of thirteen.

Lee Milligan, Events and Partnerships Officer, who is leading the trip, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to all the people who put their hands in their pockets on the day. Both sets of fans showed a great interest in the collection and what it was for, along with being hugely generous in their donations. Also, a big mention must go to the volunteers on the day, who were in great spirits considering the wet and cold conditions. They’re a credit to the club.”

Whilst in Africa our volunteers we will be teaching in schools, coaching sports and building new classrooms and facilities for the children to learn and develop their skills. Most importantly the trip is about raising funds for those children in Africa who don’t get clean water to drink or food on the table each day, or even have the chance to go to school and learn.

The team made up of young leaders, local organisations, school teachers and other community members will all need to raise £2,500 to cover costs of the trip. Each member of the team will have their own t-shirts, which are still available to sponsor. The t-shirts will be worn when the volunteers are completing their community projects in Africa. The cost to sponsor a shirt is just £500.

If anyone would like to donate any further to help BACT reach our fund raising total of £32,500, you can do so by donating here – or if you would like to speak to someone further about sponsoring a shirt or how you can get involved in anyway please contact –