Club Partner pledges £1,000 to local school
A generous donation to the Town Foundation from Club Partner Fired Up Corporation helped to launch the sixth ‘Early Kick-Off’ Breakfast Club at Spring Grove Primary School on Monday morning.
Richard Kaye, CEO of Town’s international partner Fired Up, visited the launch of the latest Foundation breakfast club, which was attended by 48 enthusiastic pupils, to see what his company’s donation of £1,000 is helping to make possible every morning.
The impact of ‘Early Kick-Off’ – the exciting scheme that ensures the young people of Huddersfield and the wider community start their day with a healthy nutritious breakfast – was on show at Spring Grove. One of the many attendees was year two pupil Mamah Bamo and her mum, Arshad, told htafc.com:
“I can’t believe what I’ve seen this morning. I’ve never seen my daughter enjoy breakfast before and I brought her to the breakfast club expecting her to sit on the sidelines, but she really likes her football and it obviously made a difference as she joined in and seemed to really enjoy the food!”
Mandy Taylor, the Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer, commented:
“I’d like to thank Richard and Fired Up Corporation for their fantastic contribution to our Breakfast Clubs. Monday’s launch was one of the biggest yet and it was great for Richard to see what a tremendous impact the donation is already having.
“The Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs have been very successful since their launch three months ago and we’re very excited that the support we have garnered in the area has allowed us to expand the project to four new schools, starting at Spring Grove.
“It’s fantastic to see the impact that we’re already having through little stories such as Mamah’s; it makes it all worthwhile.”
Richard Kaye of Fired Up Corporation added:
"It was fantastic to see the kids setting themselves up for the day with a healthy breakfast and enjoying the early morning interaction. I wish HTAFC and the foundation every success with this initiative.”
Made possible by generous donations to the Foundation from individuals as well as several Huddersfield Town Club Partners, ‘Early Kick-Off’ initially launched in November 2012 at five specially selected primary schools, but the latest launch at Spring Grove is the start of an expansion of the project; further launches at Ashbrow J&I, Ethos College and Chickenley Community School are planned in the coming months.
Pupils at Spring Grove were also handed complimentary tickets for Town’s upcoming home game against Charlton Athletic on Saturday 9 March, which will be the Club’s first ‘Town Foundation Game’ – more info on this fixture will follow on htafc.com.