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THREE GREAT CHARITIES RECEIVE THEIR SHARE OF KIU FUNDS

27 September 2018

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Local charities receive Keep It Up campaign funds

- Charities presented with KIU funds
- Dean and Janet Hoyle visit to present the share
- Find out how the money will benefit each charity

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle and his wife Janet Hoyle paid a visit to three local charities to present them with their share of the funds raised through the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.

Last week, the Club proudly announced the total raised for the 2017/18 season as an impressive £245,474, taking the overall money raised since inception in 2009 to over £1.95million.

Half of the funds raised through the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign in 2017/18 went to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to support them in their work, with the other half being divided amongst three local charities; Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hollybank Trust and the Town Foundation.

Forget Me Not were the first to be presented with their share which is being used to help fund a nurse at their Children’s Hospice.

“I’m blown away, completely and utterly overwhelmed – thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one at HTAFC, all the cyclists that took part in the incredible challenge and anyone who has donated to the campaign. I can assure you the difference that Laura our nurse makes to families in need of our support”.

Lynsey Marshall, Fundraising Manager at Forget Me Not

Dean & Janet then visited the Hollybank Trust who will use their share of the money to fund the development of a training kitchen to aid them in providing support to people living with a disability in our local community.

“I must admit I am blown away with the amount that has been raised towards the training kitchen, it means that we have nearly raised the full amount and can start looking at beginning the project in the coming months. Thank you to all at Huddersfield Town FC and anyone who has taken part in their fundraising events”.

Harry Clouth, Senior Fundraiser at Hollybank

The Town Foundation gave their share to the Goals4Hearts initiative and have installed defibrillators into 18 schools on the ‘Early Kick-Off’ Breakfast Club scheme.

“It was great to be able to provide so many schools with this life saving equipment, and we were delighted to work with Lee Orton from Goals4Hearts on this. We’d like to thank all donors and the Pedal for Pounds cyclists for their efforts.”

Julie Sheffield, Head of Operations and Events at the Town Foundation

To find out more information about the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign contact andy.booth@htafc.com.


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