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A Lions club is helping Albion in the Community (AITC) provide football sessions for people with a disability.

Burgess Hill District Lions Club recently donated £1,300 to AITC to help pay for a coach at the charity’s Burgess Hill session.

AITC is the largest provider of disability football opportunities in the area and now runs more than 25 regular sessions throughout Sussex. This includes a number of pan-disability clubs that take place in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Eastbourne,...

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A Lions club is helping Albion in the Community (AITC) provide football sessions for people with a disability.

Burgess Hill District Lions Club recently donated £1,300 to AITC to help pay for a coach at the charity’s Burgess Hill session.

AITC is the largest provider of disability football opportunities in the area and now runs more than 25 regular sessions throughout Sussex. This includes a number of pan-disability clubs that take place in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Eastbourne, Horsham and Chichester.

Delivering such a comprehensive disability football programme is expensive, meaning donations like the one from Burgess Hill District Lions Club are not only hugely-appreciated, but also make a significant impact on both the charity and the people who attend its sessions.

Paul Brackley, AITC’s disability manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the members of Burgess Hill District Lions Club for offering to support our session in Burgess Hill. The generous donation of £1,300 will help pay for one of our coaches to work at the session for an entire season.

“Our Burgess Hill pan-disability club is one of our most-popular and the support we have received from Burgess Hill District Lions ensures that not only can we continue to run the session, but we can also provide more people in the area who have a disability with the chance to play football.”

Members of the Burgess Hill District Lions Club recently attended the session to present a cheque to AITC and to see for themselves the impact the session is having locally.

Tony Parris, secretary at Burgess Hill District Lions Club, visited a session with the club’s president, Sarah Dorrington. He said: “We are delighted to be able to help Albion in the Community and it was fantastic seeing where the donation has gone. It is clearly money well spent.”

For more information on AITC’s disability football sessions, email: disability@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.