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Soup Kitchen Visit

20 December 2013

Jack Dyer and Betty Brewer visit Soup Kitchen


Burton Albion’s Jack Dyer and Betty Brewer were on hand to visit Burton’s Soup Kitchen to donate a collection of selection boxes prior to Christmas Day.

The Albion duo arrived on the Soup Kitchen’s Christmas meal day as the Kitchen served a Christmas meal to all its users.

Dyer said: “It is great to be here today and to be able to come down and help out and see the fantastic work they do here.

“We as footballers are very fortunate to do what we do and to be able to help out those less fortunate than ourselves, especially at this time of year is great.

“Christmas is a time when you think about your nearest and dearest so to be able to bring a little joy to today’s meal was great to see.

The Soup Kitchen operates at the Salvation Army in Mosley Street, Mick Camp, Chairman of the Soup Kitchen explained how the donations over the Christmas period make a difference to those who use the facility.

Mick said: “We general have between on average, 12-20 people visit the Soup Kitchen in a day.

“We do them soup and a roll and sometimes we have cake which is has been kindly donated, today we had a special Christmas lunch so for Burton Albion to come down and pay us a visit made the day that extra bit special.

“It is fantastic that a large organisation like Burton Albion know that we need help and for them to come down with Betty and Jack was great for all the Soup Kitchen users.

“For them I think it was the highlight of their week, the selection boxes were very well received and they were all chuffed with them.”

Members of the public can donate unwanted food and essentials to the Soup Kitchen by visiting the Salvation Army where Soup Kitchen operates on Mosley Street on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday between midday and 2pm.

Cheque donations can be made out to; Burton Soup Kitchen. 

For more information visit Burton Soup Kitchen’s Facebook page.

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