BURTON Albion Community Trust’s annual trip to Ghana has been given a boost by support from a local organisation.

In April, a group of volunteers will head out to Ghana to undertake various community activities. The group will spend 10 days in the country and will deliver sports activities to children, teach lessons in the school and aim to start the building of a community library. 

Now, BACT has received confirmation of support for the project from the Trent and Dove Residents’ Federation.

Thanks to this backing, the group will be supported by extra pairs of hands, making this once in a life-time trip possible for local youngsters. 

There are a number of residents’ associations across East Staffordshire whose aim is to take on small scale neighbourhood improvements.  

The associations present a focal point for all the residents in the community to meet and consider issues that affect them. The Federation is a collective from the associations and forms links between associations and Trent and Dove. 

BACT Community and Partnerships Manager John Widdowson said: “We’ve worked with the Residents’ Federation now for a number of years and we are always taken back by their generosity and support. 

“This is such a powerful project locally and internationally and now, to have the support and backing of the Residents’ Federation means the impact can go even further.”

To find out more about BACT’s Ghana  trip or about the charity’s partnership work contact John.widdowson@burtonalbionct.org or call 01283 246207