BURTON Albion FC and Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) have stepped up to help Staffordshire County Council in supporting vulnerable people in the community, during the current Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Pirelli Stadium will be used as a hub for co-ordinating deliveries of essential packs to those people who are self-isolating and have no other means of support such as family and friends. BACT staff will be joining volunteers from other organisations to distribute the basic food supplies to those people identified as needing the emergency help.
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “We are delighted that the Pirelli Stadium can be used to help the most vulnerable in the community in this way”.
“Making sure we look after those most in need during this health crisis is of paramount importance and as a community club we wanted to play our part and we are privileged to be able to use the Stadium to do so”.
Matt Hancock, BACT Head of Community, said: “We have a long-standing and trusted relationship with Staffordshire County Council and over the coming weeks we will be working together to support the most vulnerable members of society.
“Our staff are delighted to be able to work with volunteers from other community organisations to deliver the packs to those identified as need them.
“These are people who will be most feeling the pressure of having to deal with self-isolation perhaps because they are alone and have no family or other support to help them through this difficult time.
“This is about the club and trust helping support the local community and joining all the people out there who are working together to get us through this.”
Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “The club is at the heart of the East Staffordshire community and are a great example of everyone pulling together to get Staffordshire through this.
“While most people will have friends, family or neighbours willing to do some shopping for them we want to make sure that those identified as vulnerable with no network of support at least get a few basic essential items to help them if they are self-isolating in the coming weeks.”