Walk For Pounds 2 Raises £16,000!
Huddersfield Town and Yorkshire Air Ambulance are delighted to announce that the second annual ‘Walk for Pounds’ event has raised an incredible £16,000 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign!
Almost 200 fans walked the 19 miles from the Club’s Canalside Sports Complex to Barnsley FC’s Oakwell on Saturday 10 November 2012 for the unique fundraising campaign, which benefits both the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) charity.
The walk, which was sponsored by Club partner Orchard Environmental, was the second of its kind. Last season, 175 fans including ex HTAFC Manager Peter Jackson trekked 27 miles over the Yorkshire Moors to Bury FC for the campaign.
Huddersfield Town Supporter Partnerships Manager, Robyn Deegan, told htafc.com: “We are delighted with the figure raised as we look to meet our £1m fundraising target by the end of the season.
It was a long and grueling walk, but to have raised such a large amount of money will hopefully have made the walkers’ hard work worth it.
It was a fantastic effort and brilliant to see 200 Town fans all working towards the same cause; I would also like to place on record my thanks to all the helpers and our sponsor, Orchard Environmental.”
Paul Gowland, Head of Fundraising at Yorkshire Air Ambulance commented: “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 contributed to this fantastic total for the second ‘Walk for Pounds’”.
For more information on the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, please contact Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate, please text KIUP99 £5 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign.