Town announces charity partners for 2012/13
Huddersfield Town is pleased to announce that it will be once again be dedicated to supporting local and regional charities in the 2012/13 season as part of its commitment to making a difference in the community.
As well as continuing to fulfil the pledge of raising £1 million for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance this season, the Club will also be directly supporting three other local charities; Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Harrogate based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research and Hollybank Trust.
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life limiting conditions and their families, they are currently caring for over 50 families through their hospice at home service. The charity has just completed the construction of a brand new purpose-built children’s hospice in Huddersfield, which will provide a respite care in a stimulating environment for children along with their siblings and families.
Yorkshire Cancer Research is the UK’s largest regional medical research charity, funding cancer research that is carried out by world-class scientists and clinicians across Yorkshire and providing cancer information to help local people beat cancer.
Hollybank Trust is a long standing friend of the Club which we have supported throughout the ‘New Era’. Based in Mirfield, Hollybank provides children and young people with complex disabilities with quality of life, for life. Their aim is to reach beyond meeting purely physical needs to nurture, develop and enrich the lives of those who spend time in their school and accommodation.
The charities will be involved in our dedicated Charity Partners game which is planned for Town’s home fixture against Ipswich Town on Saturday 23 February 2013. They will also get Town’s backing throughout the season for their fundraising events.
Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented:
“We have seen through the success of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance the difference which can be made when the Club and charities come together, which is why we are delighted to be working with Forget me Not Children’s Hospice and Yorkshire Cancer Research this season and continuing the relationship with Hollybank.”
For more information on HTAFC’s Charity donation policy, click HERE.
The Club will also hold a dedicated game for the Football League’s chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK later on in the season as part of a League-wide campaign.