17 Oct New Patron For Town Foundation
Childrenâ€™s writer Helena Pielichaty has become the latest Patron of the Town Foundation â€“ the official charity of Huddersfield Town.
The author of over thirty books for children and young adults â€“ including a series on girlsâ€™ football â€“ 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.
Helenaâ€™s family moved to Huddersfield when she was 16 and she attended Huddersfield Girlsâ€™ High Schoolâ€™s sixth form, but it wasnâ€™t until she met her future husband, Pete, that she attended her first Huddersfield Town match away at Wimbledon in 1982.
Although Helena doesnâ€™t live in Huddersfield anymore, she still returns whenever she can to catch a game.
The Town Foundationâ€™s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor commented:
â€œHelenaâ€™s acceptance of the role of Patron of the Town Foundation is particularly topical given we are currently in Childrenâ€™s Book Week 2013.
â€œThe literacy skill of primary school children is very topical at the moment and a subject close to the Town Foundationâ€™s heart, as we recently delivered 15,000 reading diaries to local schools across Kirklees.
â€œHelena will now further this commitment by adding her expertise and experience in this field to the Town Foundation and weâ€™re all very excited to have her on board.â€
ClickÂ HEREÂ to read more about the Town Foundationâ€™s Reading Diaries project.
â€œI 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 Foundationâ€™s mission.â€
For more information on Helenaâ€™s work, please visitÂ www.helena-pielichaty.comÂ or follow her on Twitter atÂ @helenapielichat