By Emma McGladdery – KLTV Contributor
After an extremely difficult and unexpected year, the Huddersfield Town Foundation has launched a Christmas fundraising appeal. The appeal will help disadvantaged children in Huddersfield receive free meals in school breakfast clubs.
Huddersfield Town Foundation revealed that this year is the first year they have ran a Christmas appeal. Throughout November and December, Huddersfield Town Foundation is holding several online and interactive events in order to raise money for the appeal.
After many in-person events were cancelled this December due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Huddersfield Town Foundation wanted to create an inclusive way to bring the community together safely.
Kirklees residents wanting to participate have many different ways of spreading kindness during this festive period. Huddersfield Town Foundation has come up with various Christmas themed events.
What events can I get involved in?
Firstly, there’s the ‘buy a bauble’ scheme. Directed at local businesses, they can purchase a Huddersfield town A.F.C bauble to hang on their office Christmas tree. The money raised from the bauble purchases going towards the appeal.
Secondly, is the event of the ‘Santa stroll’. Kirklees residents are encouraged to walk a mile in festive attire to raise money for the appeal. Huddersfield Town Foundation has also released blue Santa suits for the occasion.
They have planned other events such as online auctions to win exclusive Huddersfield town A.F.C (HTAFC) merchandise. The money raised will go directly to the Christmas appeal.
And lastly, Huddersfield Town Foundation has created a direct debit scheme. This is a fantastic idea, and by giving just £2 per month, one year of donations will feed one child breakfast for 15 weeks of the academic year. This is a great way to make a big change at a small cost.
Prior to the start of the appeal, F.V. And E. Brook Charitable Trust granted a £4,000 Kickstarter donation to Huddersfield Town Foundation.
Following the ongoing debates about free-school meals, the F.V. And E. Brook Charitable Trust decided to help Huddersfield Town Foundation with the appeal and ensure disadvantaged children in Huddersfield receive the basic support they need in regards to school meals.
The donation from the F.V. And E. Brook Charitable Trust was extremely generous, and a fantastic way to spread Christmas cheer after the year we’ve had.
To learn more about how to get involved with the Huddersfield Town Foundation Christmas appeal contact Huddersfield Town Foundation fundraising executive, Lisa Bottomley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07741 671 596 to get started.