KIND–hearted football fans put their hands deep inside their pockets for the Yorkshire Regiment.
Huddersfield Town Football Club dedicated its game against Blackburn Rovers on November 6 to support the Mayor’s Charity Appeal, which this year is the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust.
Soldiers from the Territorial Army and the cadets helped out by holding a bucket collection around the ground ahead of kick-off, with Town and Rovers fans digging deep to support our troops.
A total of £2,253.15 was raised thanks to the generosity of supporters on the evening, with a further £2,000 going to the Royal British Legion after the players’ match-worn shirts – sporting special poppies – were auctioned off post-match.
Huddersfield Town’s commercial director Sean Jarvis and schools coordinator Rachel Taylor visited the Mayor of Kirklees Clr David Ridgway’s parlour to hand over the money to his charity appeal.
Clr Ridgway said:
“I am truly touched at the generosity of the fans who attended the match.
“The money raised on the night will help support the families of serving men and women affected by the death or injury of a loved one.
Mr Jarvis said: “Hopefully this money can go some way to supporting the brave soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment and their families, which I understand costs around £100,000 a year.”