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21 January 2022

THERE will be a bucket collection at the turnstiles at tomorrow's home game with AFC Wimbledon to help raise cash to support Burton Albion Community Trust's 2022 Ghana project.

Fifteen volunteers from BACT will be travelling to the Volta region in the South of Ghana in April, spending 10 days there as part of a charity project to support a local school in Woe. This is the fifth trip Burton Albion Community Trust has undertaken in partnership with African Adventures.

The trip aims to raise funds for Burton Albion Community Trust, whilst supporting African Adventures’ partner projects in Ghana and providing local people with a life-changing experience. 

The money raised for Burton Albion Community Trust will enable the charity to continue the great work within the local community, working with people in disadvantaged areas and communities within East Staffordshire.  

In Ghana, volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-school training.  

Paul Gaskin, BACT Community Engagement Manager, said: “We are really excited about the trip and can’t wait to get out there. This trip has been delayed a number of times due to Coronavirus and to finally be going feels great. We have a fantastic group travelling, a mix of younger people who have been on our NCS programme as well as members of our community. It is a great opportunity to see a different culture but also raise funds to continue the work of Burton Albion Community Trust in East Staffordshire.”

Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said: “We are excited at the prospect of supporting Burton Albion Community Trust and the vital work in the Burton area. Most of all, locals and staff will have a life changing experience and by the end of the trip will have positively engaged with more than 1,000 children who live in extreme poverty.” 

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