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10 February 2022

BURTON Albion fans are being asked to support a bucket collection in aid of St Giles Hospice at Saturday’s home game with Cambridge.

Volunteers will be at the turnstiles ahead of the game ready to accept donations.

St Giles Hospice provides palliative and end of life care to people living with terminal illness, in Burton and the surrounding areas, in their homes or at the hospice.

St Giles cares for over 7,500 people every year, including the loved ones and families of patients through bereavement support.

Lucy Derry, regional fundraiser, says: “We’re here for you because you’re here for us and couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of the local community, like Burton Albion Football Club.

“It costs £10 million to deliver the care we provide each year and there is a growing need for our services. Only a third of our running costs are provided by the NHS so we rely on the generosity of our community to help us deliver our care. It takes a community to make a hospice.”

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “St Giles provides a vital service to people when they are at most in need, and we are delighted to be able to support the hospice with a matchday collection.

“We do a number of these bucket collections each season and with the impact of the pandemic on fundraising they have never been more important. Our fans have always been incredibly generous and I want to thank you all for your continued support.”

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