The Chamber backs Hillside Breakfast Club
The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has backed the Huddersfield Town Foundation with a generous donation of £1,200.
The money will go specifically towards funding the ‘Early Kick-Off’ Breakfast Club that will launch at Hillside Primary School on Monday 12 November.
The Chamber’s Executive Director Andrew Choi joined Huddersfield Town Foundation Trustee Sean Jarvis on pitch side ahead of Huddersfield Town’s recent home victory over Wolves to present the cheque, which will help pupils from Hillside Primary with a free, nutritious breakfast over the course of the next school year.
Jarvis told htafc.com:
“When we first presented the idea behind the Huddersfield Town Foundation and launched ‘Early Kick-Off’ during the summer, Andrew was the first man to stand up during the presentation and pledge his financial support.
“On behalf of the Huddersfield Town Foundation, I would like to thank him and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce for its very generous donation – which will make a tangible difference in our community.
“The momentum is really gathering behind ‘Early Kick-Off’ and the Foundation now and we are starting to achieve Dean Hoyle’s goal, which from the outset has been to do the right thing in our community by utilising the power of the Huddersfield Town brand.”
The first ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast club is already underway at Christchurch Academy – click HERE for full info!
Initially ‘Early Kick-Off’ will directly benefit around 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 – food such as fruits, grains, dairy products and other protein-rich foods – 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.