Yorkshire Regiment receives money from bucket collection
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Schools Coordinator Rachel Taylor visited the Mayor of Kirklees Cllr David Ridgway’s parlour this week to hand over the money to his charity appeal.
The Club dedicated its game against Blackburn Rovers on 6 November to support the Mayor’s Charity Appeal, which this year is the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust.
Soldiers from the Territorial Army and the Cadets helped out by holding a bucket collection around the ground ahead of kick-off, with Town and Rovers fans digging deep to support our troops.
A great total of £2,253.15 was raised thanks to the generosity of supporters on the evening, with a further £2,000 going to the Royal British Legion after the players’ match-worn shirts – sporting special poppies – were auctioned off post-match.
to read the full review of the Blackburn Rovers game.
Mayor of Kirklees Cllr David Ridgway commented:
“I am truly touched at the generosity of the fans who attended the match.
“The money raised on the night will help support the families of serving men and women affected by the death or injury of a loved one. This assistance is given at the time when it is most needed and, because they show that they care, I totally support the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust in this work.
“The fans showed that night that they care and I would like to extend my sincere thanks, not only to the fans, but to all those involved in making the arrangements on the night, not least HTAFC for supporting my fundraising efforts.”
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis added:
“On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank the supporters of both teams – Huddersfield Town – for their generosity in raising this amount at the Blackburn game.
“We’ve had some tremendous feedback on the game and how it was right to ‘do the right thing’ and get behind the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust.
“Hopefully this money can go some way to supporting the brave soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment and their families, which I understand costs around £100,000 a year.”