A BURTON Albion staff member is heading on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ghana.
Zoe Bailey, who works in the Ticketing & Events department at the Pirelli Stadium, is jetting off to Woe, in the Volta Region of Ghana on a lifechanging adventure. The region itself is one of the poorest in the country.
Burton Albion Community Trust has once again teamed up with African Adventures, who operate multiple group volunteer programmes to the to Africa and the trip takes place between 23rd March – 2nd April 2024.
Whilst there she will help with building projects, teach lessons to local children, visit a local maternity ward and much more. This year's group will be hoping to build on last year's success after they built a school, completed the canteen they started in 2022 and painted classrooms in the local school Tegbi EP.
The trip is funded partly by donations and strongly by sponsorship from local companies and Zoe has kindly received Sponsorship from local company Greif. Greif is one of the leading suppliers of industrial packaging products and services and have a branch in Burton upon Trent.
"I really can't wait to go. I'm so excited to head to Ghana. I've never been before and speaking to others who have experienced the trip themselves, it really is a life changing experience. Hopefully when I head out there, I can make a real difference to the lives of the local people" said Zoe.
"We are always on the lookout for donations and sponsorship.”
The money raised goes towards our fundraising efforts, supporting Burton Albion Community Trust and also to helping support the local people out there in Woe."
Paul Gaskin, Community Manager at BACT said: "After the success of last year's trip, we can't wait for Brewers in Ghana 2024 to kick-off. Making a difference to the community in East Staffordshire is the mission of BACT but being able to run this trip, with the fundraising proceeds going back in to local work as well as providing members of our community with a life changing opportunity is incredible. Alongside this we will always try and make as much of difference to the community and lives of the people in Woe as we possible can in the short time we are there’
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