27 Jul MATCH WORN SHIRT AUCTION RAISES VITAL FUNDS FOR TOWN FOUNDATION
The Huddersfield Town Foundation is delighted to announce that the auction of Huddersfield Town’s match worn 2019/20 shirts against West Bromwich Albion raised over £6,000!
The Terriers were 2-1 victors in the Sky Bet Championship match on Friday 17 July 2020, with their shirts bearing the Town Foundation and NHS logos.
After the match, the shirt of every player in the match day squad was signed and auctioned via Matchwornshirt.com, alongside a VIP match day experience at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The four-day auction attracted 147 bids from all corners of the globe, with international bids from as far as Australia, the United States and Hong Kong.
At the end of the auction, the lot with the highest bid was the match day experience. The winner will enjoy a three-course lunch in the Boardroom, seats in the Directors’ Box, a squad signed shirt and more at a 2020/21 home fixture.
In terms of the shirts, match winner Emile Smith-Rowe’s acquired the highest price, followed by Christopher Schindler and Jonathan Hogg.
Proceeds from the auction will be used to continue our work in support of the people of Kirklees and will be distributed to a number of our projects.
On the success of the auction, Town Foundation Chief Executive Siobhan Atkinson said:
“On behalf of our team, I’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who supported the auction – whether that be placing a bid or simply sharing details on social media.
“We’ve suffered a significant loss of funds from cancelled fundraising activities over the past few months, so this sum of money will be a massive boost as we look to resume in-person sessions over the coming months.”
We must also thank the Club’s front of shirt sponsor, Paddy Power, for agreeing to the use of our logo for this match.
Keep an eye on our social media channels, as well as our website, over the coming weeks for more fundraising initiatives.
In the meantime, anybody wishing to support our work can do so via our Just Giving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/huddersfieldtownfoundation.
Donations can also be made via the Town Foundation’s Text Donate Service, details of which can be found on the image below.
If you have any questions about the Foundation’s Fundraising initiatives, please contact Fundraising Executive Lisa Bottomley via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741671596.