Eight year-old Junior Knight of Yorkshire Jack Fitt took a tour of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s air support unit at Leeds Bradford airport on Wednesday 24th October to see how some of the money he has raised for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign in the last two seasons has been used.
Jack, who lives in Rastrick, was accompanied by Huddersfield Town Club Ambassador Andy Booth on his tour of the hangar where he also got to look around one of the charity’s lifesaving helicopters, G-SASH.
Last season Jack raised a huge £700 by cycling from Todmorden to Brighouse to benefit the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy.
Earlier this season he embarked on his second epic fundraising event; the ‘Bremner to Boothy’ walk, a 13 mile walk from Elland Road to the Stadium in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Town's Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan praised Jack’s fundraising efforts over the last two seasons, commenting: “For eight year-old Jack to have raised over £1,500 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign over two events which he has organised and carried out himself is absolutely phenomenal.
“The money he has raised will go a long way towards keeping the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s helicopters maintained and in the air, while at the same time it will help the Club’s Academy continue to develop during a very important period thanks to the implementation of the Elite Player Performance Plan.”
You can still sponsor Jack, visit his justgiving page: