BROTHER and sister Richard and Tracy Day are stepping into action for Huddersfield Town.
The duo were the first to sign up for the club’s sponsored walk to the Galpharm Stadium for the game against Colchester United on Saturday – Town’s last home game of the regular season.
And they won’t be walking alone – hundreds of fans throughout the town will be doing the same for the Keep It Up campaign, including the club’s commercial director Sean Jarvis.
Tracy, 29, of Scholes, and brother Richard, 26, of Cowlersley, will walk from Scholes to the stadium – 8.5miles – stopping off in eight pubs along the route with collecting tins for the appeal.
They’ll be wearing T-shirts with “Holmfirth 2” on them and hope punters will donate a pound or two towards the cause.
Tracy said: “I usually drive to games, but when we heard about this we thought it was a great idea.
“We’ve decided to go via a few pubs with our collecting tins.
“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a great cause to support, but in doing this we’re also helping the club’s academy too.”
They have been watching Town since they were both children and have been season ticket holders for more than a decade.
Club commercial director Sean Jarvis is making the trip from Halifax to the stadium.
He said: “I’m really delighted with how many people have pledged to join me in my walk to the stadium on Saturday – hopefully we can raise some good money for the Keep It Up campaign.
“It will be our last chance to raise money for Keep It Up this season and I hope everyone embraces the opportunity.
“At the very least, it is a good opportunity to do something that is good for you.”
Huddersfield Town Supporters Association chairman Marcus Middleton will be joining Sean on his walk alongside Peter Swallow, a long-term supporter of the campaign who participated in a sponsored skydive back in September.
Others taking part include Robert Pepper and Jon Shaw, who will be walking from Meltham, and Kevin Adams and Stephen Jackson will be making the relatively short trip from Bradley.
The Keep It Up campaign financially supports both the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy.
Over the course of the 2009-10 League One season, almost £110,000 has been donated towards the campaign.
To sponsor Tracy and Richard visit www.justgiving.com/Tracy-Day