01 Feb Fired Up Helps Launch Breakfast Club
A generous donation to the Town Foundation from Club Partner Fired Up Corporation helped to launch the sixth â€˜Early Kick-Offâ€™ Breakfast Club at Spring Grove Primary School on Monday morning.
Richard Kaye, CEO of Townâ€™s international partner Fired Up, visited the launch of the latest Foundation breakfast club, which was attended by 48 enthusiastic pupils, to see what his companyâ€™s donation of Â£1,000 is helping to make possible every morning.
The impact of â€˜Early Kick-Offâ€™ â€“ the exciting scheme that ensures the young people of Huddersfield and the wider community start their day with a healthy nutritious breakfast â€“ was on show at Spring Grove. One of the many attendees was year two pupil Mamah Bamo and her mum, Arshad, explained:
â€œI canâ€™t believe what Iâ€™ve seen this morning. Iâ€™ve never seen my daughter enjoy breakfast before and I brought her to the breakfast club expecting her to sit on the sidelines, but she really likes her football and it obviously made a difference as she joined in and seemed to really enjoy the food!â€
Mandy Taylor, the Town Foundationâ€™s Corporate Fundraising Officer, commented:
â€œIâ€™d like to thank Richard and Fired Up Corporation for their fantastic contribution to our Breakfast Clubs. Mondayâ€™s launch was one of the biggest yet and it was great for Richard to see what a tremendous impact the donation is already having.
â€œThe Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs have been very successful since their launch three months ago and weâ€™re very excited that the support we have garnered in the area has allowed us to expand the project to four new schools, starting at Spring Grove.
â€œItâ€™s fantastic to see the impact that weâ€™re already having through little stories such as Mamahâ€™s; it makes it all worthwhile.â€
Richard Kaye of Fired Up Corporation added:
â€œIt was fantastic to see the kids setting themselves up for the day with a healthy breakfast and enjoying the early morning interaction. I wish HTAFC and the foundation every success with this initiative.â€
Made possible by generous donations to the Foundation from individuals as well as several Huddersfield Town Club Partners, â€˜Early Kick-Offâ€™ initially launched in November 2012 at five specially selected primary schools, but the latest launch at Spring Grove is the start of an expansion of the project; further launches at Ashbrow J&I, Ethos College and Chickenley Community School are planned in the coming months.
Pupils at Spring Grove were also handed complimentary tickets for Townâ€™s upcoming home game against Charlton Athletic on Saturday 9 March, which will be the Clubâ€™s first â€˜Town Foundation Gameâ€™ â€“ more info on this fixture will follow on htafcfoundation.com.