DO you like to write stories, paint, draw, write poems or letters? Well, Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) are delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative that aims to tackle social isolation and bring joy to our older participants.

BACT would like to challenge participants from our Premier League Kicks and Premier League Primary Stars programmes, as well as other young people from East Staffordshire, to join us in helping to bring some cheer to our older participants from from our EFL Trust Extra Time Hub programme. As we navigate our way through this current period, where people are feeling isolated and worried about what the future may hold, we’re calling out to people to get inolved and to help us make a difference.

Paul Gaskin, BACT Health and Inclusion Manager, said: “We have a large number of participants on our Extra Time Hub, 50s Fitness and Care home programmes, who at this time will undoubtedly be feeling anxious or isolated.

The team at BACT have done some amazing work so far with care packages and phone calls, but now we want to bridge the generational age gap and ask participants from sessions, our schools, diversionary, Premier League Kicks sessions and the wider community, to connect with our older participants.”  

Paul Furniss, Primary School Project Manager, said: “We are very passionate about making a difference within the community. In these uncertain times we feel that the Premier League’s values are extremely relevant, and we are using the #BACTConnected campaign to unite our community.

“We can’t wait to see the young people of East Staffordshire supporting this campaign and we look forward to sharing the joy it will bring”.

To join the campaign, simply write a story/letter/poem or draw/paint a picture on the template below and return it to us. You don’t have to send the original version of your design, you can simply email it as a photograph.

Also, we kindly ask that a parent/guardian completes the below consent form when returning the submission, which can also be returned as a photograph.

Please can all entries be returned to: amy.lewis@burtonalbionct.org