25 Apr Town Foundation Benefits From Community Shield
The Town Foundation has received a Â£2,000 from the FA Community Shieldâ€™s fund, which is used to encourage community-based charities.
Every year the FA distributes funds raised through a combination of ticket sales and match day programmes for the season-opening Community Shield game evenly to the 124 clubs eligible for the competition. This season, the game in question saw Arsenal defeat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
With the money, the clubs then have the option to donate the money to their charity of choice and this season the money went to the Town Foundation, which was set up by the Club in 2012 and aims to improve the quality of life for young people in the area.Â
The main project the Town Foundation has undertaken is the â€˜Early Kick-Offâ€™ breakfast clubs, which now feed school pupils at 18 schools across Kirklees a healthy and nutritious breakfast every week day before they start their day of learning.
Huddersfield Townâ€™s Operations Director Ann Hough and Chairman Dean Hoyle joined Julie Sheffield from the Town Foundation to present the cheque during the half-time interval of Saturdayâ€™s 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.
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