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8 August 2017

BURTON Albion fans donated a total of £433.34 to St Giles Hospice at Saturday's home game against Cardiff.

The hospice conducted a bucket collection at turnstiles and along with Burton Albion Football Club would like to thank fans for their generosity.

The players wore St Giles Hospice T-shirts in the warm up, before signing them and handing them to spectators.

In addition, the club also welcomed Ian Leech, who was completing a cycling marathon in aid of St Giles.

Ian has been cycling to 30 football clubs in the Midlands and beyond as a tribute to his daughter Mel who would have celebrated her 30th birthday this year.

Mel died aged 20 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2008 and since then Ian, who is community engagement manager for St Giles Hospice, has raised thousands of pounds for charity in her memory.

Ian was welcomed onto the ptch by Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson at half-time, before doing a lap of honour.

So far, Ian has raised more than £2,300.

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