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Huddersfield Town team up with local hospices

Tue 16th Aug 2011 | Marketing & PR

Huddersfield Town has announced that it has teamed up with the Forget Me Not Trust and Kirkwood Hospice to help raise money and awareness for both charities throughout the 2011/12 season!

The announcement closely follows The Football League selecting Help the Hospices as its Official Charity Partner for the 2011/12 season.

Town’s Captain Peter Clarke will be the ambassador of the relationship between the Club and the two Hospices and is seen pictured alongside Terry the Terrier, Town’s Business Development Manager Mark Davies, Chief Executive of the Forget Me Not Trust Peter Branson and Senior Fundraiser Kate Leadbeater from Kirkwood Hospice.

The Terriers have already helped raise money and awareness for Help the Hospices following Terry the Terrier’s participation in the Annual Mascot Derby, which was held at Uttoxeter last month. Terry along with 20 other mascots from Football League clubs took part in the Sunflower Sprint to help kick off the new partnership with a bang.

Town and both of the hospices have a number of money-raising initiatives in the pipeline and will also come together for the dedicated Help the Hospices game when Town will take on Rochdale on Saturday 10 March.

As the national charity for hospice care, Help the Hospices represents and supports local hospices, and champions the very best care for anyone facing the end of their life.

Robyn Deegan, Partnerships Executive at Huddersfield Town commented:

“Both hospices do fantastic work within the local community and provide such vital care for patients and families alike, which is why as a Club we are really looking forward to working with both of them throughout this football season.”

Chief Executive of the Forget Me Not Trust Peter Branson commented:

“Huddersfield Town are an immensely important part of the local community and a partner we are proud to work with. This year is the most important year ever for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice: we have recently begun caring for children and families through our Hospice at Home Service, and in just a few weeks our hospice building will be completed. This makes our association with Huddersfield Town even more vital as we reach more children and families in the year ahead.”

Kate Leadbeater Senior Fundraiser at Kirkwood Hospice said:

"To be associated with Huddersfield Town, a Club with many links within the local community is wonderful and will help us spread our message regarding the vital work we do at Kirkwood Hospice.

"We are very much looking forward to working alongside the Club over the season
and hopefully raising money and awareness for our Hospice."

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