A LARGE sum of money has been raised following last month’s celebrity football match at the Pirelli Stadium.
Nearly £20,000 was raised from the fixture, with all proceeds going towards a wide range of projects run by the charitable arm of Burton Albion Football Club – Burton Albion Community Trust.
Celebrities such as Stephen Graham, Kerry Katona and Calum Best took part in the fixture in April, which saw nearly 3,000 people in attendance to get a glimpse of the stars.
Matt Hancock, Head of Community, said: “We’re delighted with how the fixture went and to now found out how much was raised is fantastic. We would like to thank everyone who attended, and we hope that everyone had a fantastic day.
“We couldn’t have done it without the help of the football club and of course Sellebrity Soccer UK, who run these charity events around the country. A special mention must also go to our matchday sponsors The Close Brothers.
“The monies now will go towards making a difference in our community, through the power of sport and the brand of Burton Albion.”
Fleur Robinson, Commercial Director, said: “It’s great to see how much has been raised for our charitable arm (Burton Albion Community Trust) from the celebrity football game.
“It was a fantastic occasion and we are very proud to have hosted it. It’s great to know that the money raised will now go back in to the local community, to benefit a wide range of people and projects.”
Kevin Cooper, Manager of Sellebrity Soccer UK, was delighted with how the event went and said: “It was a brilliant day at Burton Albion and we’re really happy with the monies raised.
“It’s great to see that the club’s very own Community Trust will have ownership of the money, to put back into a wide range of projects around the Burton area.”