TOMORROW 175 Huddersfield Town fans will go the extra mile to see the club in action.
In fact, they’ll walk 19 miles to Barnsley’s ground as part of the Walk for Pounds fundraiser which raises funds for the Keep It Up campaign.
Joining the fans on the walk from the club’s Canalside complex on Saturday morning will be the club’s chairman Dean Hoyle and commercial director Sean Jarvis.
Sean said: “We are very pleased to see Town fans once again getting behind another Keep It Up campaign event – and for 175 people to have signed up is great.
“Our aim is to raise £1m for Keep It Up and we are confident we can get there with the help of our generous fans.”
The walk, which is sponsored by Town partners Orchard Environmental, raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Town Academy, which invests in the club’s youth players.
Every £1 donated is split between the two causes and so far over £710,000 has been raised for the life-saving charity and the academy.
When the partnership began in 2009, Town were one of the first football club’s to put a charity name on the club’s shirt and run a regular income scheme for charity and the academy.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs £7,200 every day to keep the two life-saving helicopters operational and the efforts of Town and their fans through events like Walk for Pounds and the annual Pedal for Pounds bike rides has helped keep the helicopter in the air.
Last season more than 180 people walked to Bury’s Gigg Lane for the Keep It Up campaign, raising £27,000.
You can cheer them on from 7am tomorrow as the fans walk through Waterloo and Flockton to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at West Bretton and then on to Darton and Barnsley in time for kick off at 3pm.
For details of how to support them see www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign