FANS have been asked to bring a tin to tomorrow’s game in support of the Burton Mail Feed Our Families campaign.
The newspaper has launched its bid for the second year running, to feed families in need this Christmas, through the support of the community.
Now, Burton Albion are joining that effort and encouraging fans, both home and those travelling from Colchester, to give generously.
Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “The players and the coaching staff know how important it is for Burton Albion to be involved in the community and we take this role very seriously.
“Feed Our Families is a terrific campaign and we support the Burton Mail. We urge all Brewers supporters to help this cause.”
There is a collection point between the two home terraces before kick off, where fans can drop off a tin.
Mail editor Emma Turton said: “Last year we saw such a fantastic response for Feed Our Families from the generous fans at Burton Albion and we’re hoping we can match that – or even beat it – this year.
“Burton Albion and its charity arm, Burton Albion Community Trust, is at the heart of our community; here at the Mail we are so grateful for their support for the Feed Our Families campaign and we know the club’s fans will do their bit to help those families who might be struggling this Christmas.”
The items donated will be split between the Burton YMCA and the South Derbyshire Community Voluntary Service (CVS), in the lead up to Christmas.
Here's a list of possible donations to help you along the way:
UHT milk (500ml or 1 litre cartons or screw top bottles)
Tinned meat for Irish stew, chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, ravioli, macaroni cheese
Tinned hot dogs, minced beef, curry, meatballs, casserole
Tinned or packet vegetables
Tinned tuna, salmon, sardines, etc