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23 December 2019

BURTON Albion Community Trust has received a £1,000 donation from the Bass Charity Vase which will be used to help support women’s football.

The donation is part of the proceeds from the Bass Charity Vase game that was played at the Pirelli Stadium in July, with the Brewers taking on Derby County and the Rams winning 5-2.

A cheque presentation was made to BACT at Burton Albion’s home game with Rochdale.

Dave Mellor, from the Bass Charity Vase, said: “We were very pleased to make the donation to BACT and we are delighted the money is going to be used to support women’s football development.

“It was an entertaining game in July, which Derby County won. It was great to have them back in the competition and thanks to Burton Albion as always for hosting and to both teams for the donation made from the game.”

Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “The Bass Charity Vase game is always the highlight of pre-season and helps raise money for some great local causes.

“We are delighted that this year that some of the money will go towards the development of the women’s game which is going from strength-to-strength.”

The Bass Charity 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 have always been donated to local good causes.

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