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Health & Wellbeing Fixture a Success

18 March 2014

Albion raise health awareness at AFC Wimbledon match

Burton Albion enjoyed a successful Health and Wellbeing fixture on Saturday March 15 when the Brewers hosted AFC Wimbledon at the Pirelli Stadium.

The day accumulated in the Burton Albion Community Trust’s key partners being in attendance as well as the Community Trust showcasing their latest health and wellbeing programmes.

To mark the occasion the match featured as Burton Albion’s designated Prostate Cancer UK fixture.

The match saw Ron Clarke, Borough Councillor for Eton Ward and Staffordshire County Council attend the match as the Club’s guest of honour along with his grandson Thomas.

Ron, 74 was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June 2013 and given the all-clear in January 2014.

Joining Ron and Thomas in leading the teams out was Dickie Guy, President of AFC Wimbledon.


Burton Albion Community Trust Manager Andy Taylor said: “It was a fantastic day and it was a chance for us to showcase some of our health and wellbeing programmes as well as supporting key partners in their health awareness campaigns.

“We were delighted to welcome Ron Clarke and Dickie Guy as guests of honour as part of the Men United Prostate Cancer UK campaign.

“We hope that by raising awareness in the local community it will encourage people to take up the different health checks that are readily available in our community.”

Burton Albion Community Trust’s Golden Goal over 50’s were on hand around the Pirelli Stadium taking collections for Prostate Cancer UK prior to kick-off and posed for a photo at half-time on the pitch

Amongst the club’s key partners at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday was Time To Quit along with their mascot Cig.

Gordon Street Practice also attended, promoting the Choose Well campaign. The Choose Well campaign was developed to give people more information, to help you make the right decision on which services you choose based on your symptoms.

Addaction were offering information on Saturday, their aim is to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems.

Supporters at the game were also able to participate in a professional health check in the community room within the Pirelli Stadium.

As part of Burton Albion’s Health and Wellbeing fixture the Club’s ongoing health programmes were in attendance.

The Burton Albion Community Trust programmes include FA Just Play Over 50’s football, Golden Goal over 50’s, Head for Goal and Fit Fans which will showcase Albion’s commitment to health and wellbeing in the community.

A street stadia, supplied by Staffordshire Fire Service was placed outside the Pirelli Stadium. This hosted a fixture between members of the Just Play programme and the Head for Goal programme.

For more information about Burton Albion’s Health and Wellbeing programmes please contact BACT Health Officer Chris Prince on 01283 565938 or email

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