- HTAFC donates £1,070 to Alzheimer's Society
- Proceeds from printing on 'Ray Wilson' kit
- Initial idea came from a Town fan
Huddersfield Town has donated £1,070 to the Alzheimer’s Society after adopting an initiative suggested by one of the Club’s supporters on social media.
After the Club announced its Third Kit would be a tribute to the legendary Ray Wilson and his part in England’s 1966 World Cup win in the summer, Town fan Andy Kaye got in touch on Twitter to suggest that proceeds from printing could be donated to the charity.
Andy’s idea came on the back of news that Ray, who is still a regular in the stands at Town games, is living with Alzheimer’s disease
Subsequently, the Club confirmed that the £10 printing price would be donated straight to the Alzheimer’s Society if any fan got ‘WILSON 66’ printed on the back of their replica Third Shirt.
The result of that initiative was a cheque presentation during the half-time interval of Good Friday’s game at home to Preston North End, when Club Ambassador Andy Booth and Retail Manager Luke Cowan presented a cheque for £1,070 to Janette Battye; a Dementia Support Worker for the Kirklees and Calderdale team at the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser Julie Lee commented:
“We are enormously grateful to Huddersfield Town for the way the Club has shown its support for people affected by dementia, like Ray Wilson, and made such a kind donation.
“It’s thanks to the generosity of clubs like Town, that Alzheimer’s Society is able to continue providing vital services to people affected by dementia and their carers in the local area.”
Town Ambassador Andy Booth added:
“Thanks to every Huddersfield Town fan who got ‘WILSON 66’ printed on their shirt and contributed to this – and to Andy Kaye for the initial suggestion. When the Club can work with fans on initiatives like this it always will and it’s a fantastic amount for a very worthy cause.”
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