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8 February 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Albion in the Community is asking Albion fans to support its work by taking part in its Blue and White Day fundraiser.

Albion in the Community is asking Brighton & Hove Albion fans to support its work by taking part in its Blue and White Day fundraiser.

Last year saw AITC hold its first-ever Blue and White Day celebration, with businesses and schools throughout Sussex helping raise more than £7,500 for the charity’s work.

That money has since helped fund some of AITC’s delivery in the local community.

For example, it can cost the charity between £2,500 and £5,000 a year to run one of its regular sessions for people with a disability, meaning the total raised by Blue and White Day in 2018 was equivalent to funding two or three such sessions for an entire 12 months – something which will have benefitted dozens of young people who otherwise may not have had the chance to play the sport they love.

This year’s Blue and White Day will take place on Friday 29 March, and AITC is asking supporters to get involved by encouraging their work colleagues or their children’s schools to hold a blue and white dress down day, host a bake sale or organise a blue and white-themed fundraiser.

Gully will once again be out visiting participating businesses and schools and the charity has produced a fundraising pack full of ideas on how to raise money on Blue and White Day.

AITC’s Mark Barkaway said the charity was looking forward to hearing from any local businesses or schools who wanted to take part.

He said, “Fundraising events like Blue and White Day are incredibly important to the charity and help us continue to support people in the local community.

“It would be great to top last year’s fantastic total.”

Anyone who would like more information on how to take part should email: to request a fundraising pack.

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