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10 October 2019

BURTON Albion Community Trust has received a donation of £2,500 that will support its Holiday Inn Express Junior Disability Club.

The money was raised by staff at Burton’s Holiday Inn Express, who organised a series of fund-raising events such as wine and cheese parties, car washes, book sales and even staff making parachute jumps.

General Manager Alan Northern said: “Our owner founded the Embassy of Man charity in 2003 and he incentivises the teams at his hotels to raise money. Once we have funds available from the charity, we hand those out to good causes.

“Our owner is very keen on supporting disadvantaged children and the Burton Albion Community Trust’s work is brilliant. We very much enjoy working with BACT and they came to the hotel and held one of the sessions and it was great to have the kids down and to see them enjoying themselves.”

The Holiday Inn Junior Disability Club is a pan-disability programme for young people in East Staffordshire. Participants are given the opportunity to take part in social activities and sports. New for 2019/20 is the Youth Passport Programme, which allows participants to gain independent life skills, as well as taking part social action projects and team building exercises.

John Widdowson, from BACT, said: “We're very grateful to Alan (Northern), his team and the Embassy of Man Charity for supporting us to do the work we do in the community ensuring every child has an equal opportunity to take part in sport and social activity.”

For more information on the programme, please Call 01283 246207 or email

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