BURTON Albion’s Royal Ascot Ladies Day event, held at the Pirelli Stadium on Thursday 20th June, has helped provide vital funds towards the Burton YMCA charity.
As well as great food and racing action, a total of £615.81 was raised via bookmakers Stevie Stretch. The donations will be made directly to the charity, which looks after those who are homeless vulnerable people in and around Burton-on-Trent.
The Brewers continue to have a strong relationship with the charity, which includes Burton Albion FC Chairman Ben Robinson being their President.
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “The Burton YMCA does an incredible job making sure there is a safe and supportive environment waiting for anyone who has the great misfortune of being homeless in East Staffordshire.
“Homelessness is a growing problem and would be even worse without the impact made by organisations like Burton YMCA”.
Burton YMCA Chief Executive Paul Laffey thanked those who were helping raise money for the charity this afternoon:
“The funds raised make a massive difference, at a time when we have seen growing demand for all of our services.
“We are very grateful to Steve and Daren at Stevie Stretch bookmakers for doing this unique fundraiser with Burton Albion.
“Everyone participating has had a wonderful day and I have had many great conversations with people who have wanted to know more about the charity.
“So not only do I think that this has been a unique fundraiser, but it has shown more interest in what we deliver as a local charity”.
Steve Bailey, of Stevie Stretch Bookmakers who are donating the proceeds, said: “Burton Albion is great because it is a real community club. We have got to know Ben Robinson over the last couple of years so we are delighted to be here and helping in the community effort.
“I work three days-a-week for the Prince's Trust in Cambridgeshire. A lot of what we do mirrors what the YMCA does. A lot of their young people come on our programmes, so we are delighted to support anyone looking to help those young people.”