Comments from Chairman Dean Hoyle- £100,000 raised for 'Keep It Up' in the 2015/16 season
- Overall total passes £1.4M
- In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Huddersfield Town Academy
Charitable Huddersfield Town fans raised a fantastic £100,000 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign during the 2015/16 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 £1.4 million.
A large portion of the funds came via the Orchard Energy sponsored The Shankly Tour ‘Pedal for Pounds 7’ bike ride from Carlisle United, via Preston North End, Anfield, Liverpool and back to the John Smith’s Stadium (click HERE for a review).
The reminding monies were made up from other schemes such as the ‘Bag It Up’ recycling campaign, one off donations, bucket collections and individual supporter initiatives.
HTAFC Chairman Dean Hoyle joined YAA Chairman Peter Sunderland and Aircrew Paramedics for the photo at Nostell Priory the base to the new Airbus H145 Helicopter which carries the Huddersfield Town crest to announce the total.
Peter Sunderland, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman, commented:
"It was a real pleasure to welcome Dean to our Nostell Air Support Unit and show him the brand new Airbus H145 helicopter which proudly carries the HTAFC crest.
“The Keep It Up Campaign is astonishing; not just the efforts of the football club and its supporters but it is a true partnership that is long-standing and is vital to the people of Huddersfield.
“The tremendous efforts of the football club and its supporters have funded every YAA mission in a HD post code. For this achievement, we say a huge thank you."
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle added:
"Lots of supporters have generously contributed to keep it up, families and friends of cyclists, 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."
The next event for the Keep It Up Campaign is the Walk for Pounds ‘Boothy’s Hillsborough to home’. To donate to the Keep It Up Campaign, text KIUP99 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070.
For more information on the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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