FOLLOWING last November’s Game of Remembrance at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion Community Trust has received a cheque for £2,500.
Major General “Mitch” Mitchell MBE, Chairman of the Army Football Association, presented the cheque to John Jackson, Burton Albion Community Trust chairman, at the Brewers home games against Wolves.
Sir Bobby Charlton was among the VIPS at the special armed forces charity football match played at the home of Burton Albion between teams representing the British Arny and German Bundeswher.
The match commemorated 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme and also raised funds for British and German military charities, including the Royal British Legion.
Burton Albion Community Trust Chief Executive Andy Taylor said: “The Game of Remembrance was a fantastic occasion and an important reminder of the great sacrifices made by our armed forces.
“Burton Albion Football Club was proud to host such a memorable occasion and Burton Albion Community Trust is grateful to have received this very generous donation from the proceeds of the match.”
Major General 'Mitch' Mitchell, Chairman of the Army Football Association, said: "I am delighted that, as a result of the fund raising at the memorable Game of Remembrance at the Pirelli Stadium last November, Army Football is able to support Burton Albion Community Trust with this cheque. The match was about commemorating the fallen, recognising that football clubs and the Army should be at the heart of their communities and about raising funds for charity.
"The match delivered all three - commemoration, community and now charity - equally well. Thank you again to the club, to CAE - the main sponsors for the night - and to all of the supporters who came out to support us."
Pictured from left to right: Andy Taylor (BACT Chief Executive), Major General “Mitch” Mitchell MBE (Chairman of the Army Football Association), John Jackson (BACT Chairman) Aaron Savva (BACT Education Manager).