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£218K RAISED FOR ‘KEEP IT UP’ IN 2013/14

6 August 2014

Last season’s fundraising amount confirmed

The efforts and generosity of Huddersfield Town fans raised a whopping £218,917.64 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign during the 2013/14 football season.

The figure, which will be split evenly between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy, was mostly generated via the ‘Pedal for Pounds 5’ bike ride between Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the John Smith’s Stadium, which generated £170,000 (click HERE for a review).

Another £18,000 came from Town’s ‘Walk for Pounds’ event (click HERE for a review), with the remainder being made up from other schemes such as the recycling ‘Bag It Up’ campaign and individual initiatives started up by supporters.

This news comes on the back of the announcement that the pioneering campaign, which was borne in 2009, will continue for a further three seasons (click HERE for full info).

With 20% of the riders in Pedal for Pounds 5 still to confirm their sponsorship contribution, we hope the total is set to increase. Those riders still to pay over their cash are asked to do so as soon as possible – click HERE for contact details.

Paul Gowland, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Director of Fundraising, commented: 

“The ‘Keep It Up’ campaign has gone from strength to strength over the last five years and we are absolutely delighted with the fantastic amount raised in this last year. It is testimony to HTAFC’s fans and supporters of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and they should be applauded for all the hard work they have put in to raising this money.  

“We would also like to thank HTAFC for continuing to drive the campaign; we are looking forward to this next year and seeing what amazing things it brings for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, HTAFC and the YAA.”

Huddersfield Town’s Chairman Dean Hoyle added:

“£218,000 is another extraordinary amount of money that has been raised for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and will make a real difference to the two causes that benefit; the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and our Academy.

“The momentum and passion people have for ‘Keep It Up’ shows no sign of wavering, so it’s brilliant news that the campaign is continuing for another three seasons. 

“On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank everyone who donated to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign during the 2013/14 season.”

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