The 19 mile walk will set off from Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Nostell Air Support Unit in Wakefield to the John Smith’s Stadium in time for the home game against Fulham on Saturday 21 March 2015.
Entrants will also take part in a lap of honour on arrival at the Stadium prior to kick-off!
HTAFC Club Ambassador Andy Booth, Academy Manager Mark Lillis, players Conor Coady and Mark Hudson joined up with James and Andy Tattersfield from Walk sponsors Thornhill Dental Surgery for the launch photo.
This will be the Club’s fourth Walk for Pounds event in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, with the previous three events raising an amazing £60,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and HTAFC Academy.
Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, who has taken part in two previous Walk events, commented:
“Walk for Pounds is such a well-established event in the Club calendar and each season it seems to get better.
“To walk 19 miles is a big challenge, but it will be a great day with Town fans, partners and staff coming together to raise vital funds for our Academy and the YAA.
“I would also like to thank our partners Thornhill Dental Surgery for their valued sponsorship of the event.”
YAA Director of Fundraising Paul Gowland echoed Dean’s comments:
“At the charity we appreciate every single Town supporter who has raised funds for the campaign since our partnership began, and we’re looking forward to another great Walk for Pounds this season!”
Funds raised by the walkers will go towards maintaining the YAA’s two lifesaving helicopters as well as assisting the HTAFC Academy.
The event entry fee is £15 per person which includes coach transport from PPG Canalside to Nostell Priory to begin the walk kindly provided by Stotts Coaches, breakfast pre-walk, a snack and refreshment as well as an ‘I completed the Walk’ t-shirt.
The minimum age to take part in the Walk is 13 and participants aged 13-15 must be supervised by an adult aged 18+.
To download the entry form here: http://www.htafc.com/documents/walkforpoundsform238-2213801.pdf and return to Walk for Pounds, Huddersfield Town, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX or hand in at the Stadium Superstore or ticket office.
Alternatively, download the form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, forwarding the entry fee via post.
Entrants will be emailed with an information pack including all details in due course.
The deadline for entries is Friday 6 March 2015.