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27 November 2012

Long-standing Club Partner supports Town Foundation

Long-standing Huddersfield Town Club Partner Stafflex showcased its support for the Town Foundation on Monday as the latest ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast club launched at Rawthorpe Junior School.
Town's Official Recruitment Partner’ Stafflex’s logo has appeared on the First Team's home and away shorts during the past three seasons after the two organisations initially paired up seven years ago.
Together with Stafflex, Town launched 'HTAFC Employment' in September 2010; a scheme that aims to find the Club's supporters temporary and permanent employment by utilising Stafflex's expertise and Town's official club website.
Now the Chapel Hill-based company is throwing its weight behind the Town Foundation, presenting a cheque for £1,200 to Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Barwick at the Rawthorpe launch on Monday.

Mandy commented:
“On behalf of the Town Foundation I’d like to thank Stafflex for its support of the charity; both in terms of financial backing and its provision of staff to come and man the first five breakfast clubs. 
“I understand that each employee at Stafflex gets £50 from the company to give to their charity of choice and all 14 full-time staff topped up the cheque to the Foundation with their amount, which is a fantastic gesture.
“As with the four other breakfast club launches, we understand the turnout at Rawthorpe was better than expected on Monday and it’s fantastic to see the scheme making an immediate impact in local schools.”

Maggie Netherwood from Stafflex added:

“Stafflex is and always will be proud to support Huddersfield Town in all its community work and look forward to a long and established relationship.”

Stafflex has played an important role in the practicalities of the ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast club launches too, providing staff to help out on mornings. 
Several other club staff, accompanied by representatives from Foundation supporters Total Foodservice Kirklees Catering Services, were also on hand to help the terrific staff running the club at Rawthorpe Junior School.
Initially ‘Early Kick-Off’ will directly benefit up to 50 pupils at each of five specially selected primary schools throughout the full 39 week 2012/13 academic year, made possible by generous donations to the Foundation charity and thanks to several Huddersfield Town Club Partners.
Huddersfield Town has joined forces with Total Foodservice, Kirklees College, Kirklees Council, Kid Premiership, Caterers Choice and Stafflex to make ‘Early Kick-Off’ possible. Food wholesalers Total Foodservice and Caterers Choice have used their extensive network of contacts to supply the healthy and nutritious breakfast together for the kids and Huddersfield Town will deliver it to the schools across the region, completely free of charge.
It is then up to the schools and its volunteers to make the breakfasts, but the Foundation’s help doesn’t end there; Club Partner and leading education provider Kirklees College is offering teachers and parents complimentary NVQ courses in food preparation and hygiene to make sure they know the best ways of ensuring their pupils benefit.
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