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17 October 2012

Courtesy of Stockleys Sweets

Five junior Town fans will be selected at random on Saturday for a once in a lifetime trip around Stockleys Sweets’ factory!

Five young Town fans will be selected at random using the big screen during the half-time interval at the Wolves game to enjoy a trip around the sweet maker’s factory, accompanied by Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth.

The trip, set to take place on Monday 29 October during the half-term break, will see the children and ‘Boothy’ watch how sweets are made from start to finish and also have the opportunity to be a part of the product development process, by testing new flavours and enjoying lots of samples!

Stockleys Sweets is set to be the main match sponsor at the Blackburn game in early November and also supported Town’s cause to raise awareness of dementia earlier this season (its sweet stall is pictured above at the Derby game). Over the past few months Managing Director Andy Needham has been inspired by many of the acts of courage and generosity of some of Town’s young fans and offered the chance for five young children to experience what goes on in a sweet factory, on the back of it. 

Andy, a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan, told "The team at Huddersfield Town are continually pushing the boundaries off-the field especially with the work done in schools and in the community. I am inspired by some of the stories I hear about the younger fans involvement in HTAFC and thought the Stockleys visit would be a way of giving just a little something back. It goes without saying ‘Boothy’ volunteered like a shot to go on the visit!"
Stockleys Sweets, based in Blackburn, was established in 1918 and manufacture a wide range of boiled sweets, cinder toffee, fudges using traditional methods. The company produces around 20 tonnes of sweets a week, over 250 plus varieties and supplies a wide cross section of customers. The company is owned by Yorkshire based friend of the Club, Morris & Son (Leeds) Ltd.

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