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3 December 2012

More money raised for YAA and Town’s Academy in a busy day off the field!

Huddersfield Town used Saturday’s West Yorkshire derby against Leeds United to celebrate the success of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.

The award-winning fundraising initiative that raises money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Town Academy has already generated a staggering £720,000 since its inception in 2009, with a target of £1 million announced by the Club.

Saturday saw yet more money raised for ‘Keep It Up’, with Club Partner Kirklees College’s Principal Peter McCann and its Commercial Manager Jason Taylor presenting a cheque for £3,060 to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign after fundraising efforts through their Kirklees Charity Gala and a rider on ‘Pedal for Pounds 3’. Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Head of Fundraising Paul Gowland and Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis accepted the money on behalf of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.

There were also bucket collectors from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance positioned around the ground on Saturday, with generous fans of Town and Leeds donating en mass to the campaign.

Fundraiser Alan Boothroyd joined Commercial Director Sean Jarvis for a spot on BBC Radio Leeds pre-match, which was aired at half-time – Alan will run from Land’s End to John O’Groats in March 2013 in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign! (Click HERE to read more about Alan’s efforts).

Northern Commercials, the leading Iveco and Fiat commercial dealership in Yorkshire and the North West, celebrated the launch of the new Fiat Doblo XL by giving fans the opportunity to kick a ball into the back of the van for the chance to win exclusive tickets in the Directors box to a choice of upcoming home games. Unfortunately no fan managed it, but they did all go away with a signed football!

Comedian Jed Stone also entertained guests in the Fantastic Media Suite (click HERE for info on Jed), whilst former Town and Leeds players Trevor Cherry and Keith Hanvey entertained members in the White Rose Club with tales from their playing days. 

Another £1,000 was given away to one lucky fan through Town’s half-time Golden Gamble draw too (click HERE for full results)

Saturday’s upcoming home match against Bolton Wanderers is the ‘Give and Let Live’ fixture – click HERE for full info and HERE to get your ticket online now!

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