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3 July 2015

A year of achievement and growing engagement with the community were celebrated at an awards night.

A year of achievement and growing engagement with the community were celebrated at an awards night.

The second Burton Albion Community Trust Awards attracted 270 sponsors, partners and guests to the Pirelli Stadium.

The charity off shoot of Burton Albion, which is now five years old and engages with more than 7,000 people a week, took time out to look back on the last 12 months and to honour those who have made a special contribution to that success.

There was also an inspirational speech from Australian Paralympian Elizabeth Wright who picked up swimming medals in two consecutive games.

Head of community Andy Taylor said: “We deliver high quality programmes and we continue to improve. The awards give us a chance to reflect on our achievements in our fifth year as an organisation, a year in which we have opened a new community hub in Grange Street and a learning centre at the Pirelli Stadium.

“We couldn’t have done that without three important things: an outstanding workforce, the support we receive from Burton Albion FC and our partners from all sectors.”

Andy thanked all the partners and supporters who had backed the trust and announced a further two-year extension of the partnership deal with Ashfield Healthcare.

Incoming trust chairman John Jackson said: “We have a lot of our partners and supporters in the room tonight and they all share in our pride at what we have done.
“I think we are pretty good now but we are going to get even better.”

The awards went to:

Employee of the Year sponsored by Ashfield Healthcare: Oliver Crooks for his outstanding delivery of the BACT schools programme

Boys Player of the Year sponsored by PG Process: Albie Lansdowne

Boys Futsal Player of the Year sponsored by Burton Albion: Nico Galli (pictured with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink)

Girls Player of the Year sponsored by Raygar (RAES): Alice Clason

Project of the Year sponsored by Chameleon Construction: The Respect project funded by Burton Breweries Charitable Trust delivered with Youth for Christ that helps prepare hundreds of children for the wider world
Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Leeds Becket: Dave Gascoigne

Young Leader of the Year sponsored by Burton and South Derbyshire College: Warren Pearson

The five STAR Awards presented to those who have shown determination and commitment to the trust’s activities went to:
Star Award sponsored by Pirelli Tyres: Beth Hamblem
Star Award sponsored by Reabrook Ltd: The Savage family
Star Award sponsored by Staffordshire County Council: Josh Page
Star Award sponsored by United Biscuits: Warren Cassells
Star Award sponsored by Trent & Dove: Raheem Brown

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