New Patron For Town Foundation

Children’s writer Helena Pielichaty has become the latest Patron of the Town Foundation – the official charity of Huddersfield Town.

The author of over thirty books for children and young adults – including a series on girls’ football – Helena joins Siobhan Greene, Ed Clancy and Andrew Gale as a Patron of the charity, which aims to help improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area.

Helena’s family moved to Huddersfield when she was 16 and she attended Huddersfield Girls’ High School’s sixth form, but it wasn’t until she met her future husband, Pete, that she attended her first Huddersfield Town match away at Wimbledon in 1982.

Although Helena doesn’t live in Huddersfield anymore, she still returns whenever she can to catch a game.

The Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor commented:

“Helena’s acceptance of the role of Patron of the Town Foundation is particularly topical given we are currently in Children’s Book Week 2013.

“The literacy skill of primary school children is very topical at the moment and a subject close to the Town Foundation’s heart, as we recently delivered 15,000 reading diaries to local schools across Kirklees.

“Helena will now further this commitment by adding her expertise and experience in this field to the Town Foundation and we’re all very excited to have her on board.”

Click HERE to read more about the Town Foundation’s Reading Diaries project.

Helena added:

“I am honoured to be associated with the Town Foundation in this way and proud that the Club I support has instigated two such crucial initiatives. Anything that promotes reading and the well-being of children is close to my heart. I hope my patronage will prove an asset to the Town Foundation’s mission.”

For more information on Helena’s work, please visit or follow her on Twitter at @helenapielichat