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3 December 2018

BURTON Albion Football Club will be holding a collection for Burton YMCA’s foodbank this weekend and we are urging supporters to make an important contribution at this weekend’s game at home to Shrewsbury Town.

From 1.30pm this coming Saturday (December 8th), Burton Albion Community Trust will be accepting donations of food items, and some toiletries, that will subsequently be given to Burton YMCA.

The YMCA’s foodbank provides a vital service for struggling families and individuals, helping to feed those who need the help of the local community. Midfielders Scott Fraser and Jamie Allen, along with manager Nigel Clough, visited the facility recently.

All donations can be handed in to the Burton Albion Community Football Centre building at the Pirelli Stadium (adjacent to the 3G pitch) from 1.30pm on Saturday, while anyone not attending this weekend’s game can still make a donation through the week at the same building between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Burton YMCA are looking for the following items:

  • Tinned meat/tinned pie
  • Tinned fish 
  • Tinned vegetables including potatoes 
  • Tinned fruit 
  • Pasta & pasta sauces 
  • Coffee/tea bags 
  • Milk (UHT) 
  • Sugar
  • Tinned puddings 
  • Jam 
  • Instant noodles/pasta 
  • Cereals
  • Cooking rice
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Disposable razors

You can read Burton YMCA’s shopping list by clicking here.

Burton Albion Chairman, and Burton YMCA President, Ben Robinson said: "We would urge our supporters to donate what they can this weekend, and throughout the week ahead of Saturday’s game, to give those who need it some much-needed help this winter.

"The staff and volunteers at the YMCA perform an extremely important service for local people, and such generosity can make a real difference to the lives of many.

"Our fans have been extremely generous with donations in the past and we ask them to be so again this weekend for those who need it."

Paul Laffey, Burton YMCA’s Chief Executive, said: "As Christmas is fast approaching, family budgets can become very stretched.

"We traditionally see a growth in demand for our emergency foodbank at this time of year. We are very grateful for the support of Burton Albion Football Club at this time and we welcome all items of food that the fans are able to donate.

"It will make a real difference to a family this Christmas."

Matt Hancock, Burton Albion Community Trust’s Head of Community, said: "The club and Burton Albion Community Trust are only too happy to help support Burton YMCA as they look to provide support and food to those who most need it ahead of Christmas.

"The YMCA provide a vital service in the local community, and we hope as many Brewers fans as possible are able to donate the items listed here ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Shrewsbury Town."

For more information on Burton YMCA, please visit their website here.

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