Saintly Work In Society
Mohammed Bhana, Huddersfield Town Football Ambassador
A few people in the world of football, from time to time, remind us that the game at the highest level is not all about bling.
The beautiful manner in which two practitioners at the very highest level of the game intend to open up a world of opportunities for others is a joy to behold.
Town chairman Dean Hoyle, along with the club’s commercial director Sean Jarvis have showcased they not only have the golden touch when it comes to the board-room, they also have a golden hearts.
The dynamic duo plan to take part in a philanthropic initiative, where they will sleep outdoors along with hundreds of other business figures with the sole aim of raising awareness of homelessness.
Not knowing where your next meal is coming from, or if you will have a roof over your head is always perilous, but when temperatures plummet to below zero, one can only imagine how terrifying the prospect of sleeping rough can be.
Unfortunately, the problem is rife in Kirklees.
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Through the Town Foundation - the registered charity of Huddersfield Town, Hoyle and Jarvis are planning an important fundraising event to raise funds for charities who are doing their bit to support the homeless.
When asked about the plans, Mr Jarvis said: “Our next big idea is to try and support the homeless in Kirklees. And to kick-start the campaign we are going to have a sleep out at the stadium on Friday March 9, through to the Saturday.
“Any funds raised from this initiative will be completely ring-fenced. Every single penny of the funds raised will be distributed to projects that go to help support homeless people and eradicate homelessness. We are currently finalising those details.”
There is an exorbitant amount of wealth in football, but it is worth remembering that the game produces some admirable philanthropists and ambassadors such as Dean Hoyle and Sean Jarvis, who are not only building the global profile of the club in an ethical manner, they are also aiming to improve the economic performance of the Kirklees area.
The club is keen to unite the community, is there a better initiative in Kirklees?
I don’t think there is!
Saintly Work In Society, 16th January 2018, 9:54 AM