And I Said Breakfast At Huddersfield?
Mohammed Bhana, Huddersfield Town Football Ambassador
The famous Deep Blue Something song starts off with:
You'll say we've got nothing in common
No common ground to start from
And we're falling apart
Although the chorus begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, maybe we should change it a little to: “And I said, What about Breakfast at Huddersfield?”
Every morning at 8am at 24 schools across Kirklees, more than 1,000 children eat a healthy breakfast at a cost of £70,000 a year to their local football team, none other than Huddersfield Town Football Club.
Huddersfield's Breakfast scheme cost the club's Foundation about £70,000 a year to run.
Many of us live a decent life with our children and we strive to give them a good moral compass coupled with a good education and all the love and affection possible.
Huddersfield and Kirklees as a whole, is a diverse community, like lots of northern towns and you find out about some parents who are unable to even afford a taxi to bring their children to school or pay the heating bills.
Invariably, this leads to many children coming to school having had little or no breakfast or even a drink.
How can they start working when they are hungry?
As Dean Hoyle once said: “Sometimes we have 50 children in and only five of them really need it. But those five do really need it. There is no discrimination, everybody's welcome.”
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The Huddersfield Town Breakfast scheme along with the many initiatives that the Huddersfield Town Foundation run, are very important to the local community.
I have experienced first-hand, despite having a young family and a seemingly never-ending job, getting involved with Huddersfield Town has inspired my son to work hard, instilling in them a solid work ethic which will (god willing) will help him and his younger brother to achieve their goals in life.
Football can bring people together and we can all do our bit, by getting involved with the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
Everyone is welcome, there are some fantastic people involved, from principal club ambassador, Andy Booth, to Vas Patel of One Kirklees, Dean Grice who leads the foundation, Andy Hobson of Fantastic Media and the board of trustees.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved and make a real difference.
From courageous fundraisers, kind donors to very important volunteers, regardless of where you are based, we can all play an essential role in building solid foundations for the next generation.
Whether you are a business or an individual the Town Foundation has made getting involved both simple and fun, promising an engaging and rewarding experience with a charity which positively impacts on the lives of thousands of children and families on a daily basis.
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And I Said Breakfast At Huddersfield?, 28th December 2017, 15:41 PM