BURTON Albion Football Club has presented a cheque for £4,655 to the Donna Louise Hospice following a successful Motown night held at the Pirelli Stadium in May.
The event saw renowned Motown and Northern Soul group Detroit Magic, with support from String Infusion, play some of the most famous Motown hits for an enjoyable night of music and dancing.
And proceeds from the event have now been donated to the Donna Louise Hospice, who Burton Albion are a proud supporter of.
The Donna Louise children's and young people's hospice is a Staffordshire-based charity supporting children from birth to young adulthood who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
It offers a wide range of physical and emotional care services, which include respite stays either at the hospice or in the family home, community support groups, counselling, emotional and bereavement support, and end of life care.
“Burton Albion is a proud supporter of The Donna Louise and we are delighted to be able to present this cheque to a charity that provides vital support to children and families who need it,” said club Chairman Ben Robinson.
“We were delighted to be asked to host this evening and to stage a really special event which has raised significant funds for this great charity.
"We will continue to work closely with the Donna Louise Hospice.”
The Donna Louise Relationship Manager Chris Belyavin said: “It was a fantastic night and a great blend of popular music and something a bit different, with some really great fundraising.
"The entertainment was great and as always the hospitality and food was special here at the Pirelli Stadium.
“We’re pleased with the outcome with £4,665 raised and we are looking to organise another event at the Pirelli next May, so look out for details in due course.
“It’s a big year for us this year. Not only is it our 20th birthday but we have also extended our services to continue supporting our young people beyond the age of 19.
“The money raised will do so much to help the families who rely on our services, including the 20 families we’re helping locally in the Burton area.
“We need to make people aware that even though we’re a Stoke-based charity we’re very much working here in Burton.
“The way our relationship with Burton Albion has developed over the last three years has been fantastic and very much appreciated, and we look forward to building a long-term partnership with them.”