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6 October 2017

Club News


6 October 2017

Club will work with three charities for the 2017/18 season

- Huddersfield Town will work with three charities in 2017/18
- Work with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Hollybank Trust continues
- Forget Me Not becomes a HTAFC Charity Partner

Huddersfield Town is pleased to announce that once again it will be supporting three local and regional charities throughout the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

The Club’s long running partnership with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will continue, as will its support of the Hollybank Trust, and additionally the Club will work with the Forget Me Not children’s hospice.

The charities will receive support from the Club throughout the season including involvement on home match days, player appearances and backing for their fundraising events.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides care and support to children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.

The state-of-the-art children’s hospice building in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is the heart of all the services and is designed to be a real home from home for families.

However, virtually all of Forget Me Not’s services are also available through ‘Hospice at Home’ including clinical care for the children, counselling and even help with household chores.

Forget Me Not’s Chief Executive, Peter Branson said:

“At Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice we are here to say yes to children and families, and every day we reach out to more children who desperately need our care.

“The support of the Huddersfield Town team and fans makes a huge difference and we are incredibly excited and honoured to have been chosen by the club as a charity partner.

“Together I know we can continue to say yes to hundreds more children and families in the weeks and months ahead.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to five million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The Charity currently attend over 1,000 missions a year, an average of three incidents every single day. To keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year.

Katie Collinson, Partnerships Manager at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance commented:

“Over the last eight seasons we have seen the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign go from strength to strength.

“The generosity of the Huddersfield Town family never fails to amaze us – the Club gets behind each campaign whole heartedly.

“Together we have raised an absolutely phenomenal amount of money both for the Club and the YAA. It is such a privilege to work with a club that shares the same passion.”

Hollybank Trust

The Hollybank Trust was established in 1954 and currently cares for 125 profoundly disabled babies, children, young people and adults. It has a nursery, school, residential accommodation, nursing and associated therapies.

Hollybank’s Head of Fundraising Julie MacNaughton commented:

“Hollybank offers ‘quality of life…for life’ to those in our care and we are delighted to be chosen as a Charity Partner with HTAFC.”

Huddersfield Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth said:

“We want to make a difference to our local community and by working with these three charities as well as our own charity the Town Foundation, we believe we will be able to do that.

“Of course, we would like to work with as many local charities and good causes as we can, but unfortunately it isn’t practically possible.

“We really look forward to working with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Hollybank Trust and Forget Me Not throughout the 2017/18 Premier League season.”

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