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28 November 2017

BURTON Albion Community Trust’s funds have received a £500 boost from the proceeds of this year’s Bass Charity Vase game.

Bass Vase holders Burton Albion took on West Brom in July at the Pirelli Stadium with the visitors recording a 1-0 victory through a Jay Rodriguez goal.

A crowd of 2,211 watched the game which helped raise funds for the Bass Charity Vase.

At half-time during the Burton Albion v Sunderland Championship game a cheque for £500 was handed over by members of the Bass Charity Vase committee to John Jackson, BACT chairman.

John said: “We are very grateful to the Bass Vase for this donation. It was an entertaining game back in July and continued the long and historic tradition of raising funds for local good causes.”

Bass Charity Vase chairman Colin Ferriday said: “We are grateful to Burton Albion for again hosting the match and we are delighted to be able to make this contribution to BACT to help with all the good work the charity undertakes.”

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 are donated to 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.

Other past winners include Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Leicester City, Liverpool, Notts County, Nottingham Forest and Stoke City.

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