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5 February 2019

UTTOXETER Racecourse has kindly chosen Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) to be their charity of the year for 2019.

Throughout the year there will be 10 different race events that BACT will be fundraising at. The first event of the partnership took place on 26th January, as BACT launched the partnership at the Locals Race Day.

The aim of the partnership will be to raise funds to enable BACT to deliver more programmes in the Uttoxeter area, on top of what's already being delivered in local schools and on the evenings and weekends. 

Specifically, BACT is looking to raise monies to deliver some Active Ageing programmes which will benefit older members of the local community and this is something BACT is delighted to be doing in partnership with Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Lee Milligan, BACT Event and Partnerships Officer, said: We're honoured to be chosen as the charity of the year for 2019!

"We have worked closely with Uttoxeter Racecourse for a number of years and this will strengthen our partnership. We believe we can create some fantastic opportunities for local people and we are extremely excited about making a real difference in 2019."

Hayley Plimley, Head of Sales & Marketing at Uttoxeter Racecourse, said: “We are proud to support and partner with Burton Albion Community Trust as Charity Partner of the Year.

"The Community Trust continually deliver on a number of key projects throughout East Staffordshire and their work within health, education and sport is invaluable to local people. During the partnership Uttoxeter Racecourse commit to supporting the trust to raise funds to for the ‘Extra Time Hub’, which will focus on wellbeing and health of over 50s within the local area. We are looking forward to making an impact where it matters.”

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