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MANAGER AND SKIPPER BACK CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

6 December 2016

THE Brewers are backing the Burton Mail's Feed Our Families campaign and will host a collection before the upcoming Championship match against Huddersfield Town.

Both manager Nigel Clough and captain John Mousinho have urged fans to donate ahead of kick off at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday, December 13.

The campaign sees the communities of Burton and South Derbyshire come together to donate food to those in need at Christmas.

Your generous donations go to either the Burton YMCA or South Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), two charities that work tirelessly to support those in society that need a helping hand.

Last year more than 10,000 food items were dropped off at a number of donation points across the area – helping hundreds of people. This year it is as important as ever that we offer a helping hand as food banks in Burton and South Derbyshire are being used more than ever before.

Collections in previous years at the club have seen fans hand over hundreds of tins in support of the appeal.

A similar response this year would be a huge boost once again. Remember – just one or two tins per fan can make a huge difference.

Nigel Clough said: "I'm delighted that Burton Albion is again able to support the Burton Mail's Feed Our Families campaign.

"Last year our supporters were very generous in backing the campaign and I hope as many as possible will bring food items down to the Huddersfield home game and help support this excellent cause again this Christmas."

The match will kick off at 7.45pm and a team of volunteers from the Mail, YMCA and CVS will be split between two collection points.

One will be just outside the club shop and the other will be on the corner of the North and West home stands.

Brewers captain John Mousinho said: "It is a great opportunity for the fans to contribute in such a positive way. It's easy to take things for granted at Christmas with family, presents and gifts – so this is an excellent thing to do for such a charitable cause.

"The players enjoy getting involved in community activities – it is something that is pushed by the chairman all the way through the club and it creates a real community spirit."

Remember just one tin will make a difference and all non-perishable foods are gratefully received by the YMCA and CVS.


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