14 Aug Town Foundation Returns To Filey!
The Town Foundation gave over 200 children memories to last a lifetime on the annual trip to Filey during the closed season.
The children from Hightown Junior, Infant and Nursery School were joined by their teachers, school volunteers and members of the charity.
Janet Hoyle, Town Foundation trustee and wife of Club Chairman, Dean Hoyle, was in attendance alongside Julie Sheffield & Charlotte Brearley of the Town Foundation and Foundation Trustees Caroline Lee & Stuart Bragan. Club Ambassador Andy Booth and Chaplain Dudley Martin also made the trip to the East Coast.
Several volunteers made the trip including Natalie Beal and Jade Wardle from Northern Gas Works, Natasha McCreesh from Pip to Grow Strong and Tina Boden from The Tiny Troubleshooter – all in attendance to help make the day possible.
Huddersfield Town club partner Shepley Spring also kindly provided the children with free water for the day.
The day began as the children boarded Stotts Coaches and made the 70-mile trip to Filey to begin the day of activities.
Upon arrival, the children enjoyed a packed lunch before grabbing their buckets & spades and headed to the beach for an afternoon on the sand at the East Coast.
Filey favourites Punch and Judy provided entertainment before a disco on the beach to music from Disco Dave.
No day at the beach is complete without rock or ice cream – as the children were taken for some before boarding the coach and heading back home.
Julie Sheffield of the Town Foundation said:
“This will be the third Filey trip we have done and with the huge success it brings, it makes absolute sense to continue the tradition and do it again.
“Every year the trip relies on a number of volunteers to carry out the event and make it so successful. I would like to extend a big thank you to all volunteers but a special mention for Tina Boden, who did a lot of organising to make this possible.”