BPM Tech pay tribute to key works on Town’s shirts
- See special messages to key workers
- BPM Tech honour the work of key personnel on Town’s shirt
- Enter a prize draw to win one of the special jerseys
In partnership with BPM Tech, Huddersfield Town’s jerseys paid tribute to over 90 key workers in the Sky Bet Championship game against Cardiff City.
The front of shirt sponsors shone the light on the work done by some fantastic people during this incredibly hard time.
Huddersfield Town supporters can now win some of the incredibly special shirts through a prize draw and auction, which will raise vital funds for three charities:
- Andys Man Club
- Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
- Overgate Hospice
To enter the prize draw, where all proceeds go to the three charities, please click HERE!
- One of three match worn shirts
- A signed HTAFC shirt (2020/21 season)
- Signed HTAFC memorabilia donated by See It Now Group
- £50 voucher to spend at Flat Back 4
Below are various key worker shout-outs and tributes from Town fans, celebrating the real Pride of Yorkshire!
#AndysManClub are so grateful for the support we’ve continually had from #htafc and it has genuinely saved lives! A really powerful partnership that will carry on moving forward. Thank you to everyone involved from us all at AMC!
Jacob works as an Operating Department Practitioner at Chapel Allerton Hospital, however throughout the pandemic he has been working tirelessly at LGI in the Intensive Care Unit, caring for those who need ventilating due to Covid. Jacob is also a massive town fan, having held a season ticket since he was a little boy.
I’m really grateful. BPM Tech have made this amazing offer to key workers at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. As a surgeon, and Associate Medical Director at the time COVID started, I have seen the courage, dedication, compassion, sacrifices, tenacity and strength of incredible clinical and non-clinical colleagues all across the Trust. I’ve also seen the strain and pressure COVID continues to place on the whole team, for BPM tech to reach out and acknowledge that in this way is brilliant.
Mr Neeraj Bhasin
It’s fantastic to see my daughter’s name on the shirt. She is a sister in A and E at Calderdale. Incidentally her brother is Ryan Schofield, her name is Katie Schofield.
To see their names together on the shirt is something we could never have imagined.
We as parents are so proud our both our children but the work undertaken by the NHS is more than a job and the care is immeasurable and given with dedication and selflessness.
Ian and Allison Schofield
My girlfriend Lia Crowther has worked through lockdown as a nurse at St James hospital on the front line and I’m super proud of her. She’s a massive Town fan looking forward to getting back in the stand as soon as possible
The group is The Mast PCN. The Mast is a Primary Care Network that consists of 5 GP Practices; Kirkburton Health Centre, Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors, Shepley Health Centre and Lepton and Kirkheaton Surgeries. The Mast have worked together as a Covid Vaccination Centre to vaccinate our patients within the network within the eligible cohorts. All staff clinical and non-clinical have participated in the programme. We have had a fantastic response from our local volunteers within the community who have contributed to the success of the Covid Vaccination programme.
The Network have worked 12 hours a day to ensure that we vaccinate all the cohorts eligible and that we keep our patients safe.
It is thanks to all our NHS staff, volunteers and patients for the smooth running and a successful vaccine roll out.
The Mast PCN
Bradford Neonatal Service
At the start of the first lockdown me and my partner spent five months in NICU with our premature twins born on 20 March 2020.
I would just like to thank Jackie Kavanagh of Care Counts for being an amazing key worker looking after the most vulnerable people throughout this pandemic
My mum, Liz Harrington, is an NHS physio who has been moved all around her hospital to different wards to help out where she can. We are all really proud of the work she had done and everyone else who has stepped up to help out. We regularly go to Town games from London as part of the Southern Terriers group.
My grandson Joe Butterworth works as a porter at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.
Joe is a key worker on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. The Hospital is really busy at the moment with admissions really high. Making the job even harder, Joe being designated as a porter who moves Covid patients, he has to wear full PPE equipment for the duration of his shift. For these reasons we think he is an NHS Hero.
He is also a massive HTAFC fan and season ticket holder and attends games with his father Sean Butterworth who is also a season ticket holder. He would be thrilled to see his name on a Town shirt.
My mum Heather Paxton, has been working all the way through the Coronavirus Pandemic and has kept post going out to rural communities in the toughest times. She has been the only person some isolated and lonely people have seen since March and has always made sure to have a good chat and keep their spirits up. She has supported Town for over 20 years and misses the football and her football family a great deal.
By Grace Hinchliffe
Chris Ward was the founder and setup the HTAFC North America Supporters Group - uniting town fans across the USA & Canada, advocating for the club on NBC Sports programs (US TV channel) & several USA Soccer Fan podcasts. He leads multiple teams across Colorado and Wyoming that maintain the largest windfarms across both states, ensuring energy continues to be generated and that power 1million+ homes, schools, hospitals ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply. He has had to adapt all his operations to navigate around people contracting Covid to ensure homes are still powered.
I nominate my sister Binnie Joshi Barr. She is a total credit to the school and our family.
Claire Alletson works for the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation trust she is a Ward Manager for Trauma Orthopaedics.
Lucy Rothery works at Calderdale Hospital as Ward Clerk for Paediatrics (ward 3).
I nominated them both as they both have been working every day to help people who still need hospital support during the pandemic. They are both long time season ticket holders for Huddersfield Town and both such lovely people.
I nominate my wife who is a primary school teacher to appear on the shirt sponsorship for the Cardiff game.
Her name is Robyn Main. She is a huge Huddersfield Town fan and her favourite player is Naby Sarr.
I think what your company is doing is fantastic. I'd like to nominate my sister Nu Joshi who works as a podiatrist for Bradford PCT. She's been redeployed numerous times and worked wherever needed during the pandemic in the last year and worked throughout all the lockdowns. I'm a secondary teacher and my husband works for the police. My brother and dad own a convenience store so we've all had a tiny part to play over the last year.
Now she's not only doing her regular job with high risk patients but she's also spending one evening and both her weekend days vaccinating local people so we can get ahead in the fight against Covid.
I nominate Dr Andrew Martin, originally from Batley and now a junior doctor for NHS Scotland in Glasgow. He's been a Town fan since before he started school and has worked tirelessly during the pandemic on the front line, including in COVID High Dependency Units and Intensive Care Units.
If possible, I also nominate his dad, Richard Martin, of Liversedge. Richard is a devoted Terrier and is in his 70s and has spent time during lockdown volunteering, checking in on vulnerable and more elderly members of the community and as a Marshall at Covid Testing Centres. On Friday he does his first shift at the JSS as a vaccination volunteer.
I am a key worker and would love my name to be on a Town shirt. I work at Pinderfields in Wakefield. I have really missed bringing my little boy to the football matches.
I can’t wait to be back.
My dad has been working on the COVID wards since the pandemic began. He is a lifelong Town fan and having his name on a shirt would mean the world to him. His name is Michael Hirst.
So my mum Heather Wales is a care worker and works in a care home and has done for 26 years starting in 1995. She’s had it all to deal with throughout this pandemic, but she’s never complained and just got on with the job. A hero.
I am a key worker in the Royal Air Force based at Brize Norton but originally from Honley. My wife is also a key worker in the Air Force and has been out of the country since October with no return date yet.
Regards Ben, Kelly, Sophia and Esme Dyson
I’m a primary care NHS worker and Town supporter.
Thank you for this opportunity of recognition.
Karen Lord has been unbelievable working in A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary every hour god sends!
She has been a real trooper and been put through soooo much horribleness, including seeing some terrible things, being but through abuse physical and mental, and holding hands of the patients that cannot see their families when they are dying.
Kind Regards, Sam Lockwood
It would be great to get Andrew Bailey on the shirt, my dad’s a lifelong town fan and a nurse whose been working on the Covid wards
I nominated my brother, John Hardy. He is a lifelong Town fan and season card holder. He is head microbiologist at Calderdale and has worked tirelessly for a year organising COVID-19 testing for the hospital. He has also had ill health himself. He is due to retire in March after nearly 40 years working for the NHS and won’t get a retirement party due to restrictions. He would be over the moon to be honoured by his beloved Town.
Thank you for this lovely gesture, whoever gets chosen!
I put forward my mum to be on the front of a shirt for the Cardiff game. She is a physio for the NHS who throughout the pandemic has go above and beyond by working on numerous different wards in the hospital she is from Covid wards to infectious disease. We are all really proud of her.
My mums name is Liz Harrington and would be extremely grateful to see my mums name on the shirt.
I nominated a key worker friend of mine. Laura Foster she’s an intensive care nurse. I think that might perk her up a bit if her name was there.
I recognise the hard work of my whole team, The Children in Care, Youth Offending and Care Leavers Specialist Nursing Team have all worked amazing throughout the whole of Covid to meet the needs of this vulnerable group of children & young people aged 0-25.
I nominated my daughter Michaela Fagelman, she is a teacher still working full-time from home looking after the educational needs of her pupils at Royds School in Paddock. Michaela has been a supporter since I introduced her to Leeds road in 1991, and a season ticket holder since 1994/95.
I nominated my daughter Chloe Ward. She is a nursing associate in her final two years of studying at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield University. She goes above and beyond the hours she is contracted to do and also goes in on her days off when not working. She recently got a phone call from her ward saying they are dangerously understaffed so she walks 2 miles to get there though the bad know to help out.
She would so deserve this accolade
My grandson Joe Butterworth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and a hospital porter at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. One of his duties is to move patients with Covid. We as a family are so very proud of him.
I nominated Andrew Booth who is an Hospital Porter at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, he is a massive Town fan and I believe he deserves this opportunity to be part of our great club for a day. He’s worked all through this pandemic selflessly and as never complained I believe he as the true Terrier spirit.
I think it’s fantastic that you are giving people the chance to thank our Heroes!