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CHANCE FOR FIRMS TO SUPPORT PLACARD PARADE

13 February 2020

A PLACARD Parade at half-time during a Burton Albion home game will give businesses the chance to support Burton Rotary Club.

The parade will take place during the break in the League One home game when Albion take on Sunderland at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, April 18.

More than £6,600 was raised from the event last year to support good causes.

The parade, organised by Burton Rotary Club, takes place annually at the Pirelli Stadium with companies signing up to have their names displayed on placard boards that are taken around the ground. The firm names will also appear on the scoreboard and in the matchday programme. There will also be a draw for one of the businesses to win a hospitality package for four people at a future game.

Last year’s Burton Rotary Club Placard Board Parade took place during the Barnsley home game in front of a crowd of more than 4,000.

As well as the parade, Burton Rotary Club volunteers held a bucket collection at the game raising £1,050, which was donated to the East Midlands Air Ambulance Service.

On April 18, Rotary members will again be organising a bucket collection with all money raised going to help the fight against prostate cancer.

Mike Styne, from Burton Rotary Club, said: “We would like to thank Burton Albion Football Club for again supporting us with this very successful annual event.

“We hope as many companies as possible will take this chance to showcase themselves in front of what I’m sure will be a bumper crowd as well as helping us raise as much money as possible.”

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are always delighted to welcome Burton Rotary Club to the Pirelli Stadium for this popular event.

“Fighting prostate cancer is something that’s very close to our hearts here at Burton Albion with our screening programme in conjunction with Queen’s Hospital which will have reached more than 1,000 men after our latest checks at the Pirelli Stadium on April 2 and 3.”

Any firms interested in supporting the parade can contact Mike Styne at info@bpsburton.co.uk


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