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14 June 2017

Albion in the Community is asking Brighton & Hove Albion fans for their help in an online vote.
AITC is the club’s official charity and now the largest provider of disability football opportunities in the area. It also works with more than 100 local schools, provides around 40 free football sessions to young people in areas of high-deprivation across Sussex and runs a range of health campaigns.
Much of the charity’s work is only possible as a result of its fundraising efforts and AITC’s fundraising department is asking Seagulls fans to vote for AITC to be charity of the year at a trio of local supermarkets.
AITC has been short-listed as the charity of the year for three branches of Sainsbury’s: Sainsbury’s West Hove; Sainsbury’s Hove Portland Road; and Sainsbury’s Hassocks Keymer Road.
All fans have to do to help AITC win the online votes is visit, search for each of the above stores, select AITC as their charity of the year and then submit. Supporters are not required to enter any personal details and the voting process takes just a few seconds for each store.
AITC has been Sainsbury’s West Hove’s official charity for the last year and the partnership has already seen the store, its staff and customers raise more than £10,000 for the charity.
To put that total into context, it costs AITC around £5,000 a year to run one of its weekly football sessions for people with a disability.
Emma Cook, AITC’s fundraising manager, said, “The amount that Sainsbury’s West Hove has raised for us this year has had a huge impact on the work we do and we are incredibly grateful to the staff and customers for their support.
“Renewing that partnership and potentially adding similar partnerships with two other stores would be a huge boost for us. I would encourage any Albion fan to spend a few minutes voting for AITC – it could make a big difference.”

Fans have until this Friday to vote for Albion's official charity.

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