COUNTY Councillors from across East Staffordshire have come together to help support the current work of Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) in the local community.

The donations, coordinated by Staffordshire County Councillor Bernard Peters who represents Horninglow and Stretton, will be used to support the on-going work across East Staffordshire by BACT volunteers.

This will support those that are currently most vulnerable and in isolation, by providing them with the necessary support. Whether its delivering activity packs or emergency parcels, walking people’s dogs or collecting prescriptions or shopping, BACT will be able to help.

This added support will also allow volunteers to offer support to those in more rural areas, including Uttoxeter.

Bernard Peters,  said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to facilitate funding from our Covid 19 Community Support fund, East Staffordshire County Councillors have come together to support BACT working very hard delivering support to vulnerable members of the Community in East Staffordshire.”

John Widdowson, Community and Partnerships Manager, said: “It’s a really brilliant gesture from the County Councillors and we’re really grateful for their support.

“This will now allow our volunteers to branch out even further and to offer even more support to those people living in more rural areas.”

BACT is working in partnership with Trent & Dove, East Staffordshire Borough Council and many other trusted local organisations, and we are urging people not to suffer in silence throughout this period.

People seeking help and support can call the emergency number at Staffordshire County Council on 0300 111 8050. Alternatively, for support with shopping, prescription collecting, dog walking or just to simply have friendly chat with someone, please call BACT directly on 01283 246207 or Trent & Dove on 01283 528528.