Huddersfield Town FC, one of my Clients, has had designed a commemorative ‘Help for Heroes’ kit. The first team will wear it in a one-off match in honour of ‘Help for Heroes’, the Charity that supports wounded British Armed Forces servicemen and women, at the upcoming npower League 1 game against Walsall on Saturday, 5th November.
The special shirt, which is mainly white, features the colours of the Charity’s brand – blue and red – in the chevron around the neck. Available in the Stadium Superstore and online at htafcmegastore.com in a limited edition of 500. ‘Help for Heroes’ was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Proceeds after costs will go to the Charity direct.
……and goes to Brighton, Old Trafford and further afield. I know many embark on charitable feats and link to local communities, as indeed they should. One Club I am currently associated with embodies all that is good with such an approach. Huddersfield Town.
I choose to highlight last season’s bike ride by supporters to an away game in Brighton and their trip to the play off final in Manchester.
In the former, 170 cyclists rode 270 miles, raising more than £250,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Club’s Academy. Even David Cameron applauded the result. This on the back of a similar previous year’s adventure to Southend (A).
More recently I was one of several businesses that made a donation so that 800 under-privileged children received free tickets and transport to watch Huddersfield in the npower League One play-off final at Old Trafford.
Both the successes have led to the Club establishing a Foundation with my input.