RUGBY fans will be asked to dig deep for Huddersfield’s hero soldiers.
Fans flocking to the Galpharm Stadium on Easter Monday will be asked to support the Yorkshire Regiment’s Benevolent Fund.
Volunteer collectors will be outside the stadium to collect cash to help wounded soldiers and their families.
And they hope the recent tragedy which saw three Huddersfield soldiers killed in Afghanistan will prompt people to help.
Cpl Jake Hartley, Pte Daniel Wilford and Pte Anton Frampton were among six soldiers killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a bomb on March 6.
All three were members of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, serving in the notorious Helmand province.
One of those helping to organise the collection is Mick Dyson, uncle of another Afghanistan victim Lance Cpl Graham Shaw, of Golcar, who was killed in February 2010.
He, too, was a member of the 3rd Battalion.
Mr Dyson said: “The Easter Monday game sees Huddersfield Giants take on Hull so it is a Yorkshire derby and we hope the Yorkshire fans will respond to help the Yorkshire troops.
“Members of the Regiment are travelling up from Warminster to help with the collection and there will also be soldiers from the 4th Battalion on hand to help.
“Every penny we collect will go to help troops and their families.”