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BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be working with registered charity, Embassy of Man, as part of funding towards a community disability project.

Throughout the 2018/19 season, the partnership will see support provided to help BACT’s Junior Disability Club. The session runs from the Burton Albion Community Hub in Casey Lane, Shobnall, providing opportunities for young people aged 11-16 with disabilities.

The support will provide BACT with the opportunity to make an investment in kit and equipment, as well as helping to sustain the activity club going into 2019. Embassy of Man (UK Registered Charity 1095202) was established in 2003 and was designed to help and support local charities near to the owners’ hotels. They are particularly interested in supporting charities who do not receive government funding and who work with the elderly, infirm and local children from underprivileged backgrounds and disabilities.

As part of the partnership, the group will be known as the ‘Holiday Inn Express Burton Upon Trent Junior Disability Club’, running every Monday from 6pm-8pm (£5 per session). Embassy of Man representatives and members from BACT’s provisions, recently attended Burton Albion FC’s home fixture against Charlton Athletic, as part of a celebration of the partnership. 

Alan Northern, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Burton upon Trent, said: “I am very pleased that through the Embassy of Man charity we are able to support and sponsor the Community Trust’s Junior Disability Club.

“These weekly sessions which are held at the Community Hub are a great opportunity for local disadvantaged children to get involved in activities which they might otherwise miss out on. It’s an amazing facility which the Community Trust provides, and we are proud to be the main supporter of this.

“We look forward to a long and supportive relationship.”

John Widdowson, Community Operations Manager, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the Embassy of Man for their support and we’re looking forward to further developing our partnership.

“The donation received will have a positive impact on the opportunities we can provide for young people who wouldn’t normally have these. The donation and support will help to provide a lasting-legacy for BACT.” 

To find out further information on the Holiday Inn Express Burton Upon Trent Junior Disability Club, click here or call 01283 246207.