03 Feb MORE THAN £1,400 RAISED FOR TOWN FOUNDATION ON WEAR BLUE DAY
By taking part in a range of activity and using the text donate number, supporters raised Â£1475 and counting for the Huddersfield Town Foundation on Wear Blue Day!
The event, which this year took place on Friday 28 January, coincided with Townâ€™s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Stoke City and all funds raised will support the â€˜Early Kick-Offâ€™ Breakfast Club programme.
Lowerhouses CE JI School, a breakfast club school whose alumni include Town striker Fraizer Campbell, shared on social media that they had raised Â£175 through in-school activity.
Girls taking part in our Premier League Primary Stars football tournament on the day had their photos taken with blue and white balloons.
Local business Magic Rock Brewing had collection tins at their bar ahead of the Stoke match, while New Wave Shaving offered donate Â£3 from every blue safety razor sale to the Foundation.
Moldgreen Community Primary School, who work with the Foundation on Premier League Primary Stars and have a breakfast club, raised Â£270.
The Huddersfield Town Women U14â€™s team showed their colours ahead of training, with staff at Ethos College in Dewsbury doing likewise.
Town Head Coach Carlos CorberÃ¡n also referenced Wear Blue Day in his match day programme notes, saying:
â€œTonight is also a big evening for the Clubâ€™s charity, the Town Foundation. Today they are promoting â€˜Wear Blue Dayâ€™, which is something they encourage every year to raise money for the amazing work they do with children and young people in our area â€“ particularly the Breakfast Clubs.
â€œIf you are wearing something blue today, you are joining in already! I am very proud to be part of our Club, which recognises where we need to help our community.â€
Finally, there was also an event at the John Smithâ€™s stadium to formally launch the charityâ€™s new strategy. CLICK HERE to find out more.
On the event Lisa Bottomley, Fundraising Executive at the Town Foundation commented:
â€œIâ€™d like to thank all of our partner schools and the public that took part, it was fantastic to see social media full of your #WearBlue posts!
â€œThe money will make a huge difference to the Breakfast Clubs with just Â£5 feeding a child for three weeks. Together, we can continue to do our bit to tackle local food poverty.â€
Thereâ€™s still time to make a donation via text, should you wish; text HTF to 70331 to donate Â£3.
The next key fundraising event in the Town Foundationâ€™s calendar is Big Sleep Out, which takes place on Friday 25 February .
Whole families, work colleagues and team-mates are encouraged to take part and raise money for Breakfast Clubs and local organisations tackling poverty.
For more information, please CLICK HERE!
If you would like any further information on how you can support the Town Foundation, please contact Fundraising Executive Lisa Bottomley via email: email@example.com or phone: 07741 671 596.