Huddersfield Town dedicated their Boxing Day fixture as a Memorial Day.

This was sensitively and thoughtfully arranged and much appreciated by all those present.

It was a wonderful opportunity for Town supporters to remember loved ones who had passed away during 2015.

Sadly, last week’s game against Cardiff City was another occasion when Town fans paid their respects to a supporter who had tragically passed away at a very young age.

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Gavin Greig’s beloved football club very kindly allowed the stadium big screen to be used as part of a tribute and demonstrated that, besides being a “Family Club”, Huddersfield Town are also a ‘Caring Club’.

It is perhaps ironic that this season’s ‘Pedal for Pounds 7 – The Shankly Tour’ pays homage to the late great Bill Shankly.

Previous ‘Pedal for Pounds’ events have raised over £900,000 for the Keep It Up campaign in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy. HTSA urges all supporters to dig deep and give generously.

The cyclists will be travelling from Carlisle to Huddersfield via Preston and Liverpool (and Liverpool Reserves?), all places which featured significantly in Mr Shankly’s incredible football career.

Mr Shankly quite famously said: “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

While some Town supporters might appreciate Mr Shankly’s humour, they would not necessarily take his outspoken views too seriously.

The Club’s support for the petition to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary A&E Department is another great example of the club and supporters working together and acknowledging, very clearly, that there are occasions in life when the great game does take second place.

Huddersfield Town Chairman and Dean Hoyle (right) and Head Coach, David Wagner back the Examiner's Save HRI A&E campaign.

There are other ways in which football supporters can make significant contributions, even in life and death situations.

For example, look out for the ‘Sign for Life 2016’ campaign being supported by Supporters Direct.

This is a national campaign to help save and improve lives. From Saturday February 27 to Sunday March 13, NHS Blood and Transplant is running a nationwide campaign asking football fans to “join our team” and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save and improve lives.

Tragically, three people die each day in need of a transplant, and there are currently around 6,500 people on the waiting list in the UK because of a shortage of organ donors. Supporters Direct want to blow the whistle on these figures and do something about it.

There are already a number of high profile football clubs on board to support the campaign including Chelsea, Man City, Bolton W, QPR, Sheffield Wed, Peterborough, Dagenham & Redbridge and Notts Co.

HTSA are hopeful that Huddersfield Town supporters will also be joining this list.

Now, £250 awaits the HTSA member who holds the following number, (5)5566. If your HTSA membership card is up to date and shows this, or (135)5566, £250 is yours. Please send details of your full name and postal address by text to 07725 036109 or by email to before 19.08 tomorrow Friday, February 5.

You will receive your cheque by return of post. The winning number last week was [5]5466, or [135]5466: the winner was C Richardson.

Finally, don’t forget to book your seats on the HTSA coach to Preston, and hopefully claim the £250 Travel Draw prize, by texting Rachael on 07905 580784, or by calling in at the HTSA Cabin on your way to any home game.