Money raised from Derby County ticket offer- Huddersfield Town raise £1,526 for HRI campaign
- Money raise through Derby ticket offer
- Club supports the #HandsOffHRI Campaign
Huddersfield Town presented the #HandsOffHRI campaign with a cheque for £1,526 on Monday 7 November following a successful ticket offer scheme.
The money was raised through ticket sales from Town’s 1-0 home win over Derby County on 22 October.
£2 from every Adult ticket and £1 from every Under-18s ticket bought in the home end for this fixture was set aside for the fundraising effort.
The Club’s contribution of £1,526 will add to the £20,000+ that has already the campaign has already raised through grassroots fundraising.
Huddersfield Town first showed its support to the #HandsOffHRI campaign in January 2016 through promotion activities ahead of Town’s match against Cardiff City and continued its support this season.
HTAFC Commercial Director Sean Jarvis said:
“It is fantastic that as a Club we can help and show our support to the HRI Campaign.
“The Ticket Offer went down excellently and people supported two great causes; Huddersfield Town and the HRI campaign.
“We will continue to show our support to the HRI campaign.”
Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) voted last month to cut services offered by HRI, signing off proposals that are set to affect a quarter of a million people in the local area.
HRI opened in 1965 and provides a full range of services to patients with 810 beds at the hospital’s disposal. The infirmary is the specialist centre for emergency surgery, planned complex surgery and emergency paediatric surgery for the Huddersfield area.
Leading political figures such as Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn MP and former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett are among those supporting the campaign.
Earlier this year a petition to the British Government opposing the cuts at HRI received 63,538 signatures.
You can find out more about #HandsOffHRI at www.handsoffhri.org or on Twitter @HandsOffHRI.
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