THE Bass Charity Vase committee has handed over some of the proceeds from this year’s fund-raising game.
Burton Albion played QPR in a pre-season fixture with the historic trophy at stake.
The match was drawn, with Burton Albion retaining the Bass Vase as holders.
The game raised £4,000 for good causes and at Saturday’s EFL Championship game against Rotherham two charities received donations as a result.
Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton Bionics Fund both received £500 cheques.
The Bass Vase was founded in Burton in 1889 as a football competition to be competed for annually by major teams, particularly Football League clubs. The proceeds from the games would be donated mainly to medical-related and hospital charities.
Its patrons were Lord Burton and Hamar Alfred Bass, who presented a magnificent inscribed silver Rose Bowl (reputed to be one of the most valuable trophies in British football) to be held by the competition winners.
Many famous clubs and players have taken part since the competition started.
Past winners include Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Leicester City, Liverpool, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
The Bass Charity Vase celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014 with the Brewers beating Sheffield United – and Albion still retain the Vase.