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24 May 2013

Fundraiser scoops Services to Charity award at paper’s Community Awards

Alan Boothroyd has scooped another award on the back of his 940 mile run in aid of Town’s and Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Keep it Up campaign.

The 52 year-old, who earlier this month was one of the winners of Town’s Contribution to the Club award, was awarded the Services to Charity at Thursday night’s Examiner Community Awards (pictured above; Examiner).

In April, Alan ran 940 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 20 days. His efforts helped raise a staggering £20,000 for the Keep it Up campaign, which aids the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Town’s Academy.

Huddersfield Town Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan was delighted to hear of Alan’s latest award:

“Alan is a truly deserving winner of the award and I am delighted that his achievement has once again been recognised.

“Thanks must also go to Andy Needham of Approve Food, Marcus Middleton, Dave Schofield, David Elliot of Wellhouse Leisure and Mark Lee of One17 Design who helped promote Alan’s run and raise funds for the Keep it Up campaign.

“If you have been inspired by Alan’s effort and would like to donate please visit

Upon winning the award, Alan thanked Town and all the people who helped him complete his amazing feat:

“Thank you all for making my dream come true; last night we won the Examiner Charity Community Award. I was nervous going on stage and I found it harder doing that than doing the run, love you all.”

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