Total raised from ‘Walk for Pounds’ events exceeds £100,000- 105 HTAFC fans raised almost £18,000 for the event
- Total raised from ‘Walk for Pounds’ events exceeds £100,000
- Money raised goes to the Keep It Up campaign
Huddersfield Town is proud to announce that Boothy’s Hillsborough to Home ‘Walk for Pounds’ event has raised £17,973.98 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
105 supporters walked 23 miles from Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough to the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday 16 October in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, raising money for both the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The walkers set off for the event, sponsored by Absolute Warehouse, at 2am on Sunday morning after being bussed across to Hillsborough, courtesy of Stotts Coaches; Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Club Ambassador Andy Booth were all in attendance.
Every supporter made it back in time for the lap of honour around the John Smith’s Stadium pitch at 11.40am prior the Club’s match against Sheffield Wednesday in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
The Club has now raised £110,695.15 through the ‘Walk for Pounds’ events and that has contributed to the £1.4 million that the campaign has raised since its inception in 2009.
Club Ambassador Andy Booth commented:
“I would like to thank everyone who donated and raised money for this years ‘Walk for Pounds’ event.
“As a club, we are delighted to take the total raised for the event past the £100,000 mark since it began and I’d like to say well done to everyone for helping us reach our sponsorship total once again this year.
“The Hillsborough to Home walk was huge success and on behalf of the Club I would also like to thank Absolute Warehouse for sponsoring the event.”
For more details on the last ‘Walk for Pounds’ event click here!
To donate, please text KIUP99 £5 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign.
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