Huddersfield Salvation Army gets a £2,000 cash boost

The money was raised at an auction of promises organised by Huddersfield Pennone Rotary Club

David Perkin, chairman of Pennine Rotary Community Services Committee, hands £2,000 cheque to Lieutenant Lindsey Taylor of Huddersfield Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is celebrating a £2,000 boost thanks to a fundraising event.

Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club raised the cash after organising an auction of promises.

They money will benefit the Huddersfield branch of the Salvation Army, which is based on New Hey Road in Oakes.

The cheque was presented by David Perkin, chairman of the Pennine Rotary Community Services Committee.

The group, which helps local charitable and voluntary organisations, said that the donation was in recognition of its untiring contribution to life in the town.

Lieutenant Lindsey Taylor, commanding officer of the Huddersfield Corps, said: “We are delighted to receive this much welcome money.

“It will be of great assistance generally and, in particular, with our youth drop-in club.”

The youth club meets weekly and welcomes youngsters aged between 12 and 18.

They engage in many different activities and their five-a-side football team is currently doing well in the Street Child World Cup Tournament.

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