Town players visit Waves in Huddersfield and meet supporters
- Huddersfield Town players give back to the local community
- Fraizer Campbell and Tommy Elphick visited Waves in Huddersfield
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Fraizer Campbell and Tommy Elphick surprised Huddersfield Town fans at Waves in Huddersfield and put smiles on their faces.
Waves is a day centre which offers young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities significant opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.
Local boy Fraizer, alongside Elphick, made the day of Town fans when they showed up and got involved with some activities.
Members of Waves sang football songs for the players and presented Fraizer with pictures they had drawn of him before they got the chance to have their photo taken with the players and get autographs.
Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability, with 350,000 thought to have a severe learning disability. A learning disability can prove difficult when it comes to learning new skills or coping independently.
Waves is unique in offering a range of packages to suit different people, commitments, and budgets. They offer a variety of activities including baking, animal care, media, enterprise, arts & crafts, virtual reality, independent living training, music, performing arts, sports, swimming, walks, horticulture, animal husbandry, film club and many more.
Waves have a registered charity called Making Waves which raises money to support members and families to access much needed breaks. It also supports members to purchase communication aids and mobility items to enhance the quality of their lives.
You can donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/making-wavesjg (please ref: Cruise 2020). Next year Waves will be 10 and 10 members are fundraising to go on a 10th Anniversary Cruise.
Town striker Fraizer Campbell was keen to highlight just how important it is for him being able to help in his hometown’s community.
“You get to see the local community in different cities but it’s that extra bit special when you’re talking to people who grew up in an area just next door to where I grew up.
“It makes it that bit more satisfying and it’s made me a lot happier to think that I’m helping people in my community who grew up in the same kind of settings that I did.
“It’s nice that you can bring a bit of sunshine to someone’s day, they’re going through whatever they’re going through and it’s nice to be able to come down and speak to them and get to learn a little bit about them.”
You can watch a full feature on the event below!