The overall aim of the Huddersfield Town Foundation is simple – to help improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area.
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The Town Foundation was officially launched in July 2012 by its brainchild, Huddersfield Town Chairman, Dean Hoyle. The launch of the Foundation followed previous initiatives by the club designed to benefit youngsters across the community.
Hoyle, backed by local businesses and individuals alike, had already taken a cumulative total of almost 2,000 local children to the Club’s two Play-Off Final games at Manchester’s Old Trafford in May 2011, and the iconic Wembley Stadium in May 2012, to watch Huddersfield Town in action on the big stage.
These trips provided a unique opportunity for the children, their siblings and families to enjoy a free of charge, rare treat, which many seldom have the chance to enjoy. The days out offered an experience and memories, which wouldn’t have been possible without the financial backing raised through initiative such as a bike ride from Huddersfield to Wembley in the week leading up to the 2012 game.
How the Huddersfield Town Foundation works
Businesses and individuals can easily get involved with the Huddersfield Town Foundation. You can make a direct cash donation to the Foundation through a number of methods, such as our official Just Giving page. All donations are gratefully received.
No administration or business costs will be taken from the fundraising pot.
Once money is collected, it will be used to fund projects and initiatives that will directly benefit the young people of Huddersfield and the surrounding area, particularly those youngsters who need the support most. For some examples of the work the Foundation has already carried out, please click here to access this website’s news feed.
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The Foundation already carries out some fantastic work in this area with its award-winning breakfast clubs. It is the charity’s aim to work in partnership with key agencies to support strategic areas of need and make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. Using the pull of the Club’s badge, the strong role models at the football club and unique access to specific sections of the community, the aim is to raise campaign awareness and help to engage people in healthy lifestyles and give them choices they may not have had previously.
Sport plays a major role in many people’s lives in many ways. The Foundation aims to offer participation and engagement opportunities across all ages and abilities of people. It is of great importance that people feel comfortable participating or engaging at their own personal level, and by working with key partners, the Foundation aims to offer an ‘opportunity for all’ to take part in sporting activity, become a volunteer, official, or indeed a fantastic role model.
The geographical area the Football Club serves has a fantastically diverse community. It is very much a priority that the Foundation drives a ‘One Club, One Community’ approach to all its work and that it engages with all sections of the community. It is a core belief of the Foundation that anybody should be able to be involved with the charity, regardless of their age, religion, sex, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation, driving a truly inclusive Football Club and Foundation.
The Foundation aims to play a huge part in developing education across all areas of the community. It wants to support schools by the delivery of quality sports sessions as well as supporting the teachers within these schools and leaving a lasting legacy behind. The Foundation also wants to be supportive of Higher and Further Education and work with key partners to enhance any Education offers, and support in the development of young apprentices.