BURTON Albion Community Trust has been handed a Burton Civic Society Award for the positive impact it makes on people’s lives.
The charity engages with more than 7,400 people each week across 48 different projects with participants ranging from toddlers to those in their 80s.
The success and diversity of that work has been recognised by Burton Civic Society, especially in terms of the engagement with young people.
As a result, The Society’s Olga Lloyd Award 2019 has gone to BACT for “the positive impact on opportunities for young people through sporting activity.”
Valerie Burton, President of Burton Civic Society, said: “This award was instigated in memory of our founder Olga Lloyd and recognises how people benefit the community of Burton Upon Trent.
“Burton Albion Community Trust has done a wonderful job, especially in extending the net in terms of fitness to the wider community – it’s not just about the professional football team.”
Richard Stone, Vice-President, said: “We ask for nominations and then as a committee talk about those and we are looking for people that have done things over and above the norm and we were particularly impressed with what the trust has done with young people.”
Matt Hancock, Head of Community at BACT, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and wish to thank Burton Civic Society for the honour.
“As a charity we have to continually raise funds that enable us to keep all our valuable projects going and recognition like this can only help us demonstrate the impact we make and how we ensure all the money we receive works to the maximum for the benefit of the community.”
Pictured (left to right) John Widdowson (BACT Community Operations Manager), Valerie Burton (President Burton Civic Society), Matt Hancock (BACT Head of Community) and Richard Stone (Vice President of Burton Civic Society).