BURTON Albion Chairman Ben Robinson is the new President of Burton Rotary Club. The charity raises thousands of pounds annually for good causes and holds weekly meetings at the Pirelli Stadium.
During his year-long presidency Ben will be raising money for his three chosen charities, Burton YMCA, Burton Albion Community Trust and the Burton Addiction Centre.
He said: “All three charities are close to my heart and I’m looking forward to a great year of fundraising.
“The Rotary movement has always been about making a difference on the things that matter and brings together like-minded people who want to join together and make friends while devoting their time to helping others.
“These are values that I have always held dear, and which have guided my life and my work at the football club and through our charity Burton Albion Community Trust.
“Over the last year, I’m proud of the response the football club and BACT have made to the pandemic with a co-ordinated response that has seen the Pirelli Stadium used as a Vaccination Centre with more than 100,000 doses of vaccine now delivered.
“That’s why BACT is one of the three charities I have chosen to receive our support over my term as president.
“The other two charities I have chosen I also have a strong personal connection with.
“Burton YMCA offers a vital helping hand for people in crises who often find themselves homeless with no-one to turn to through no fault of their own. The YMCA offers them a lifeline and a way through the crisis.
“Burton Addiction Centre also offers people a way back from crisis. It has become well known for the way it offers a path to recovery for people with addiction problems.”
Ben has adopted the mantra ‘fun and fellowship’ for his term of office and is now looking forward to the year ahead.
He said: “We are lucky to have a great group of people who are fully committed to the ideals of the Rotary charity and I believe we have a fantastic year ahead of us.
“I want to thank them all in advance for their support and I’m excited about what we can achieve together.”
Ben is also hoping to recruit new members during his term of office.
The Rotary movement is now 116 years old and from its origins in Chicago has become one of the biggest and most important charities in the world.
Rotary has always been about making a difference on the things that matter, whether that’s health, poverty, environment, education or whatever the needs of the local and global communities are at any particular time.
It brings together like-minded people who want to help make an impact and whose efforts can have a direct benefit on people in the local area.
Burton Rotary meets every Monday lunchtime at the Pirelli Stadium.
Ben said: “If anyone would like to join us or find out more about Burton Rotary then please email me. You can be assured of a warm welcome.”
Ben Robinson is pictured with outgoing President Tom Day.