FORMER Town striker Andy Booth helped serve up breakfast at a Mirfield school.
Old Bank Infant and Nursery School became the latest school to launch the Huddersfield Town Early Kick-off Breakfast Club.
Fifty youngsters turned up at school extra early and tucked into a free breakfast courtesy of Town’s charitable foundation.
Early Kick-Off is aimed at ensuring youngsters who need it most get a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Five primary schools across Kirklees will take part.
The breakfasts are only possible thanks to donations to the foundation, set up by Mirfield-based Town chairman Dean Hoyle.
Town have joined forces with Total Foodservice, Kirklees College, Kirklees Council, Kid Premiership, Caterers Choice and Stafflex to make Early Kick-Off possible.
The food is delivered to the schools and volunteers make up the breakfasts.
Mr Hoyle said: “There are some alarming statistics recently published that show how important the Early Kick-Off breakfast clubs will be. Across the UK there has been a 233% increase in children relying on charities to be fed and 83% of teachers see evidence of hungry children in their class, so it is only right that we do our part to ensure these kids get a good start to the day. It’s great that the breakfast clubs are now getting up and running.”
To donate to the foundation go to: www.htafcfoundation.com