Following the launch of the Town Foundation’s fundraising appeal on Wednesday 25 March, two Huddersfield Town First Team players have acted as the first to make sizeable donations to the cause.

The donations made are enough to fund a Breakfast Club in one school for a full academic year; a vital contribution towards sustaining Dean Hoyle’s legacy initiative, which works to ensure that all school children have access to a free breakfast to start their learning day. The initiative costs the Foundation £140,000 per annum to sustain.

The Town Foundation’s urgent fundraising appeal was launched in light of the COVID19 outbreak, which has caused the charity to cease much of its community delivery and planned fundraising activity.

This includes collections for local foodbanks, the Batley foodbank and Huddersfield Welcome Centre, which are usually facilitated on match days around the John Smith’s Stadium.

All funds raised through the fundraising appeal will be used to the benefit of the local community in and around Kirklees.

In speaking of the donations, the Town Foundation’s Chair of Trustees and Club Operations Director, Ann Hough commented:

“Personally, I feel really touched by the donations made by our players.

“Collectively, the donations represent solidarity between our Club and Foundation and truly reflect the ‘One Club, One Community’ mantra that we all adhere to here at Huddersfield Town.

“These are challenging times for all businesses, not least of which the charity sector. We can all play our part to keep operations afloat and our players have made a real statement about that.”

Supporters can easily donate to the Foundation through the text donate service as below:

  • To donate £1, text HTF to 70201
  • To donate £3, text HTF to 70331
  • To donate £5, text HTF to 70970
  • To donate £10, text HTF to 70191

Alternatively, those who wish to make a larger donation can do so by visiting the Foundation’s JustGiving page using the following link:

Besides launching its fundraising appeal, the Foundation has sent out a ‘call to action’ to any vulnerable members of the community who might require extra assistance during times of isolation.

The Foundation and Club are working together on this under the banner of ‘Terriers Together’, which represents the Club’s commitment to unifying the community.

Club representatives of the Supporter Services Team, such as Club legend, Andy Booth have been calling members of the fan base to check on their welfare and keep spirits up.

For further information regarding the Town Foundation’s COVID19 crisis activity, please contact