Caroline Lee & Stuart Bragan join Town's charity
The Huddersfield Town Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of two new trustees to its Board; Caroline Lee and Stuart Bragan.
The duo have been regular supporters of the charity’s first project, attending the ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs which have been launched throughout schools in Kirklees. They have now both formally accepted invitations to join the Board and add their expertise in guiding the charity through its inaugural steps.
Caroline is Education Coordinator at Club Partner One17 Design and has vast experience in working with youngsters through her background as a teacher, both at primary and secondary school level in Kirklees; she spent five years teaching Physics at Shelley High School and a further four years teaching year six pupils in Brockholes.
She is also a trustee of One17’s own charitable trust, as well as a Governor at Honley High School and author of a series of ‘Caring for Kids’ parenting books published by Kid Premiership.
“As a partner of Huddersfield Town, we were aware that the Foundation was launching the breakfast clubs and I volunteered to help out given my background in education,” Caroline explained.
“I was happy to get involved and delighted when Dean asked me to join the Foundation as a trustee.
“I believe that Huddersfield Town has real power to do fantastic things within the Kirklees community through the Foundation. The Club has such a high profile and that gives us the opportunity to do a lot of good in the area.
“It’s cool for kids to be involved with the football club and that means we can make a big difference, as they will want to get involved with us.”
Town fans will be familiar with Stuart, as he was a Director at the football club during the difficult times of 2002. The Dewsbury-based businessman – a lifelong Town fan – was a partner at Richard Alan Engineering at the time he joined the Club’s Board under the Chairmanship of David Taylor.
“I talked to Sean Jarvis and offered my services to the Foundation, which has progressed to me joining the Board of Trustees,” Stuart told htafc.com.
“I do think, in this climate, that young people in our area need a ‘leg up’ and I just want to get involved at the ground level. This isn’t any run of the mill charity; I think the affiliation to Huddersfield Town gives us an edge.”
Caroline and Stuart join fellow Dean Hoyle, Nigel Clibbens, Sean Jarvis and Ann Hough on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy is one of several Patrons of the Foundation with several more to be confirmed in due course (click HERE
for full information).
The overall aim of the Huddersfield Town Foundation is simple – to help improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area.
The brainchild of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, the Foundation was officially launched in July 2012 after the football club enjoyed huge success in previous Club initiatives designed to benefit youngsters across the community, taking a cumulative total of almost 2,000 local children to the Club’s two Play-Off Final games at Manchester’s Old Trafford in May 2011 and the iconic Wembley Stadium in May 2012 to watch Huddersfield Town in action on the big stage (click HERE
for full info).
The first project – the ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs – has already served 5,000 breakfasts to local primary pupils in five schools across Kirklees since its launch in November, with the schools involved due to increase by five more during February and March 2013.