Town’s team lose closely fought battle
The Town Foundation Fundraising Event ‘A Question of Sport’ on Saturday evening at Canalside proved to be an outstanding success, on many levels.
Despite the fact that it was a very cold, winter night and that there were many events taking place throughout Kirklees, Canalside Sports Complex was well attended with a large number of family and friends of the Fans Team member, 11 year old Billy Charlton, taking front row seats.
Renowned ex-Premier League Referee Jeff Winter was an outstanding host and referee on the night and kept both the Fans and Directors Team, the latter which comprised of Dean Hoyle, Nigel Clibbens and Sean Jarvis, in check. The evening kick started with a presentation about the aims and values of the charity by Mandy Barwick, Corporate Fundraising Officer who said: "Since the inception of the Charity in the summer, it has already made a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of so many children and young people in Kirklees. This is the first fundraising event, organised by Andy and Lucy Shuter, that I have had the pleasure to attend and it is always heart-warming to see how generous and committed to not only the charity, but the football club, this couple are"
The event was a closely fought contest, but the winners crowned on the night and handed the Foundation Trophy, was the Fans Team. They will also get to spend a day on the Boardroom at one of Town’s upcoming home matches.
Following the competition, there was a raffle and auction, both of which comprised of some incredible prizes. Supper was then supplied by Denby Dale Pies before King Mondays performed a live set.
Fundraising efforts coupled with a pledge on the night from a very generous couple brought the fundraising total to £2,000.
Organiser Andy Shuter commented: "We had a fantastic time, all thanks to so many individuals and generous companies including not only the football club, but Canalside, Denby Dale Pies, Xamax, Fantastic Media and ‘Uncle Pete’ our DJ. Jeff Winter was the perfect host and both teams entered into the spirit of things in true sporting style. The audience were good fun and very generous too and we are very pleased to be able to make such a significant donation to the charity."