Members of staff from Specsavers in Burton-on-Trent each channelled their inner Mary Berry on Saturday 13 May to bake up a storm and raise funds for the Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT).  

Sweet treats

The team sold home-baked sweet treats to customers and passers-by, raising £227. The funds will be used to help fund a project and support volunteers as part of a project organised by the Trust, which offers aid to people living in poverty in Africa. 

‘We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited us in store on Saturday and helped us raise more than £200,’ said store director, Linda Joyce.

‘We have been supporting the BACT for a few years now, and are delighted to have another opportunity to get involved.’ 

The group of volunteers from the Trust will travel to Zanzibar later this month to deliver educational lessons in schools, provide sports and activity sessions and help local communities. 

Community support

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

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. 

The money raised through the Zanzibar trip will not only support those communities in Africa, but also the local Burton community.

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