07 Oct FOUNDATION GAME SUCCESS!
The Huddersfield Town Foundation raised over £3,000 at the charity’s annual dedicated game at the weekend when the Terriers hosted Hull City.
A variety of different activities took part throughout the day to give supporters a greater understanding into the fantastic work the Huddersfield Town Foundation conducts throughout our local community.
The Terrier In Me campaign launched pre-match, showcasing all the incredible qualities supporters portray as the Terrier in themselves. Fans were encouraged to get involved in the social media campaign with many supporters responding and using the hashtag ‘#TerrierInMe’.
🙌 It’s the @htafcfoundation match day!
— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) October 5, 2019
Pre-match the Huddersfield Town Foundation facilitated their season-long ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative with the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association. The ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ collection sees many supporters bringing down items to every home game to donate to our local foodbanks – Batley Foodbank and The Welcome Centre. The Huddersfield Town Foundation’s ‘One Fan, One Can’ campaign received over 10,000 donations in the previous season which makes a huge difference in our local community.
Huddersfield Town Foundation employees also assisted with the sale of the regular ‘Golden Gamble’ tickets, with all proceeds from the weekend’s lottery donated to the charity. The Huddersfield Town Foundation received over £1,700 from the ‘Golden Gamble’ proceeds, which will enable over 5,000 children to receive a healthy and nutritious breakfast before school as part of the Foundation’s ‘Early Kick-Off Breakfast Club’ initiative.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation also encouraged supporters to bring down old, unwanted, Huddersfield Town or local grassroots football shirts. The charity is working closely with the Footprints Foundation to pass these donations onto children in Africa to help inspire young football fans and to put smiles on their faces!
If you missed the shirt donation, supporters are encouraged to contact the Huddersfield Town Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org and bring any donations down to Leeds Road Sporting Complex.
The Foundation took over ‘The Terrier’ match day programme to showcase the variety of programmes and initiatives the charity is conducting throughout Kirklees and the wider-community. Our programme printer, ACA Creative, generously agreed to donate 50p from every match day programme, ‘The Terrier’, to the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
Huddersfield Town Foundation employees took to the hospitality lounge stage during half-time to discuss some of the work the charity conducts in our local area and the incredible impact it has.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation hosted a number of hospitality boxes at Saturday’s fixture to give some of their beneficiating children a day out to remember which was concealed with Terriers 3-0 success!
After the Terriers victory, the Huddersfield Town Foundation facilitated a stadium-wide bucket collection post-match to allow Huddersfield Town fans to show their support for the charity by making a donation.
Siobhan Atkinson, Huddersfield Town Foundation CEO, commented:
“The Foundation game was a great success.
“Having started with the ball and then the takeover game we have raised a substantial amount towards the cost of keeping the 41 breakfast clubs in operation.
“I hope that we have generated real profile and awareness around the depth of the work the Foundation undertakes.
“We want to make the fans of the Club proud. Hopefully people will continue to interact with our work by viewing The Terrier in Me film and telling us your thoughts.”