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Huddersfield Town Walk Raises £22k

Mon 23rd Apr 2012 | Money & Finance

Participants of Huddersfield Town’s ‘Walk for Pounds’ challenge gathered at Canalside last night for a certificate presentation evening, where it was announced that the event has raised a huge £22,000 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign!

Almost 200 hardy souls braved the wind and rain to walk 27 miles from Huddersfield to Bury FC’s Gigg Lane on Saturday 3 March for the campaign, which benefits both the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) charity.

Club Ambassador Andy Booth and YAA’s Katie Collinson were on hand to present the walkers with their certificates, as were Operations Director Ann Hough and Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens.

Nigel, whose wife Amanda took part in the event, commented “The ‘Walk for Pounds’ was the first sponsored walk event the Club has held for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, and for those who participated to have raised the sum of £22,000 with more still to come in is an absolutely amazing achievement.

“With ‘Keep It Up’ events going from strength to strength, and growing year on year, we have recently announced our intention to reach £1 million for the campaign, and this is something we are committed to doing over the next few seasons.”

Katie Collinson, Head of Partnerships at Yorkshire Air Ambulance echoed Nigel’s sentiments, adding “The generosity of Huddersfield Town fans and their friends and families, and their continued backing of ‘Keep It Up’ is brilliant, and on behalf of the charity I would like to thank everyone who has helped us to raise over £420,000 since the start of the campaign.

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance requires £7,200 a day to keep both our helicopters maintained and in the air, and it is down to donations from events such as ‘Walk for Pounds’ which means we can continue to provide the lifesaving service we do.”

For more information on the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, please contact Partnerships Executive Robyn Deegan on robyn.deegan@htafc.com.

To donate, please text KIUP99 £5 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign.

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

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