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BACT Unveils New Van

28 November 2012

Burton Albion Community Trust

The Burton Albion Community Trust has officially unveiled a new vehicle, thanks to the support of Staffordshire County Council as well as Shobnall, Winshill, Anglesey, Eton & Horninglow and Stapenhill Parish Councils. 

The van will be used to support the Community Trust’s courses and programmes across Burton upon Trent and East Staffordshire. The Community Trust also received much appreciated support from Pentagon Peugeot, providers of the new van.

Burton Albion Community Development Manager Andy Taylor said, ‘We would like to thank all of our partners who have supported the Community Trust’s purchase of this new vehicle which will really enhance the programmes which we currently deliver. The Burton Albion Community Trust is a registered charity and a separate organisation to Burton Albion Football Club, therefore support from local organisations is essential for us to continue providing high quality activities and community initiatives.

‘The Community Trust uses sport and the brand of the Football Club to bring together many different parties and organisations from across East Staffordshire and this is shown through the funding of this new vehicle.’

The Burton Albion Community Trust works across East Staffordshire to deliver programmes based on the themes of health, education, participation, disability and social inclusion. The new vehicle will help the BACT coaches to deliver their programmes to the thousands of participants each week. 

The BACT are currently delivering a social inclusion programme in five targeted areas of Burton upon Trent which offer sporting activities for free to young people with the aim of combatting anti-social behaviour. This programme, Albion2Engage, now offers routes into further education and training as well as the opportunity of apprenticeships within the Burton Albion Community Trust.

The BACT currently work with local organisations such as Headline Partner Ashfield In2Focus and Albion2Engage partner Trent & Dove Housing. If you are interested in working alongside the Community Trust on any of its community projects please contact or call 01283 565938.

Pictured: Andy Taylor (front) is joined by partners of the BACT to launch the Trust’s new van.

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