In aid of the ‘Keep it Up’ campaign
- £184,824 raised for 'Keep it Up' in the 2014/15 season
- Overall total passes £1.3m
- In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Huddersfield Town Academy
Charitable Huddersfield Town fans raised a huge £184,824.41 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign during the 2014/15 season.
The figure, which will be split evenly between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy, takes the total raised since the campaign’s inception in 2009 to a staggering £1.3 million.
A large portion of the funds came via the Orchard Energy sponsored Tower to Tower ‘Pedal for Pounds 6’ bike ride between Castle Hill and Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road, which generated £137,682 (click HERE
for a review).
A further £27,548 came from Town’s ‘Walk for Pounds’ event sponsored by Thornhill Dental Surgery (click HERE for a review), with the remainder being made up from other schemes such as the ‘Bag It Up’ recycling campaign, one off donations, bucket collections and individual supporter initiatives.
HTAFC Club Ambassador Andy Booth and Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan joined YAA Fundraising Director Paul Gowland, Partnerships Manager Katie Collinson and Aircrew Paramedics Andrew Armitage and Lisa Raywood for the photo to announce the total.
Paul Gowland, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Director of Fundraising, commented:
“We’re so proud of our partnership with Huddersfield Town; it really is invaluable to us. The ‘Keep it Up’ campaign has become such a huge success with the Pedal for Pounds Bike Ride, Walk for Pounds and other events. We would like to thank all those who have contributed and backed the campaign once again. We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money which has been raised this year and look forward to next season!”
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle added:
"Lots of supporters have generously contributed to keep it up, families and friends of cyclists and walkers, fans who have put money in collecting tins, businesses who have sponsored events, volunteers who have given up their time. Everyone who has had an involvement in any way should be proud."
There are still some supporters who are yet to hand in their fundraising amounts from both the Walk for Pounds and Pedal for Pounds events last season. Those people are asked to do so as soon as possible.