Lucky youngsters have been given a great start to the day.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation launched its 15th Breakfast Club yesterday.
The opening marked the realisation of a long-term ambition for Berry Brow Infant and Nursery School when it was finally able to open a Breakfast Club in the former caretaker’s house known as Vera’s.
Headteacher Jacquie Hall said: “We could not have got Vera’s Breakfast Club off the ground without the commitment and energy of the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
“We are eternally grateful to Mandy Taylor, of the Foundation, for her endless encouragement with the project.”
The brainchild of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, the Foundation charity was set up in July 2012 and aims to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in and around Huddersfield.
Every pound that comes into the Foundation is doubled by Dean, with all administration costs being met by Huddersfield Town, rather than the Foundation.
The project was officially launched in July 2012 after the football club enjoyed huge success in previous initiatives designed to benefit youngsters across the community. Hoyle, backed by local businesses and individuals alike, had already taken a cumulative total of almost 2,000 local children to the club’s two Play-Off Final games at Manchester’s Old Trafford in May 2011 and the iconic Wembley Stadium in May 2012 to watch Huddersfield Town in action on the big stage.
Without the financial backing raised through initiatives such as a bike ride from Huddersfield to Wembley in the week leading up to the 2012 game, those children would not have that treasured memory.
Now a mainstay of the Foundation is the highly successful Breakfast Clubs, which provide hundreds of youngsters with a nourishing meal and activities before they start school.
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