HUDDERSFIELD TOWN are to back the Yorkshire Regiment today.

The club have dedicated their big home game against Blackburn Rovers tonight to support the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust.

They are backing the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway, who has chosen the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust – an organisation that supports the benefit and welfare of soldiers of The Yorkshire Regiment and their families – to benefit from this year’s Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

He chose the charity in a year which has seen nine members of the Yorkshire Regiment die in Afghanistan – including four young soldiers from Huddersfield.

The victims were Cpl Jake Hartley, 21, Pte Anton Frampton, 20, Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, and Pte Tom Wroe, 18.

A bucket collection in aid of the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust will be held on match day.

Additionally, a special batch of shirts will be worn by Town’s players for the evening, which will be auctioned off.

They will sport the famous poppy emblem with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Bucket collectors include Clr Phil Scott, from Almondbury, Manjit Singh, from Bradley, and members of Deighton Working Men’s Club.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: “Any loss of life from people serving our country is sad, but the recent losses have been particularly poignant to our club as they are from the Yorkshire Regiment.

“As a result, our decision to support the Mayor of Kirklees and his Charity Appeal in aid of the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust was a simple one.

“Huddersfield Town fans are a very generous group, even in these times of economic hardship, and I know everyone connected with the club will do their best to support the campaign.”