Members of staff from Specsavers in Burton-on-Trent proved to be the icing on the cake during a recent ‘Bake Off’ for Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT).

The team at Specsavers on the High Street sold home-baked sweet treats to customers and passers-by, raising over £152.00. The money raised will be used to help fund local volunteers, including Uttoxeter teacher, Megan Richardson, reach Ghana to aid people living in poverty.

'Massive thank you' 

‘We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who visited us in store during our cake sale on the 30 June and helped us raise this fantastic amount,’ said store director, Linda Joyce. ‘We have been supporting the BACT for several years and are delighted to have another opportunity to get involved.’ 

The group of volunteers from the Trust will travel to Ghana later this month to raise funds for the local Burton community while supporting African Adventures’ projects to provide life-changing experiences. While there, they will deliver educational lessons in schools, provide sports and activity sessions and help local communities. 

Linda continued: ‘The BACT is a well-known charity and a big part of the Staffordshire community, so we’re pleased to be doing our part in supporting its fantastic projects. We wish Megan and all the volunteers the best of luck during the trip.’

About the charity

Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) is a registered charity and award winning organisation. It delivers programmes across five main themes: participation, social inclusion, disability, education and health.

All Burton on Trent store information