100 local children will watch Town take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Good Friday thanks to the generosity of Club Partner Strikes CS.
Strikes CS, a professional credit control service with offices in West Yorkshire and Porto, will bring 10 children and five adults from 10 of the Town Foundation’s ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs to Saturday’s game against the promotion-chasing Seagulls, absolutely free of charge.
The Early Kick-Off Breakfast Club is the Town Foundation’s first project, and aims to help pupils throughout the region get a balanced and healthy breakfast. Since its inception in 2012, the Breakfast Clubs now serve on average over 1,000 breakfasts per day, with fast approaching 120,000 breakfasts served in total.
Chris Bane, owner of Strikes CS, visited the Dalton breakfast club on 26 March as well as a special breakfast club event at PPG Canalside earlier this month to find out more about the work of the charity.
The Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor commented:
“On behalf of the charity, I would like to thank Chris and Strikes CS for this extremely generous gesture.
“Many of the children who will come to Friday’s game against Brighton will have never been to a live football match before and this opportunity will be a real day to remember for the kids.
“The ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs have made a massive impact on our local community and have really captured the imagination and support of local businesses. As well as the much-needed nutrition of the breakfast, it’s nice that we can help the children that attend in other ways too.”
Huddersfield Town’s Senior Commercial Manager Tracy Nelson added:
“Since the inception of our commercial partnership in September 2013, Chris and Strikes CS has been a pleasure to deal with. Strikes is a business that is very socially aware, which echoes our own ethos and is one of the reasons that we have worked together so well.
“This initiative was instigated by Chris and we believe it is something that is worthy of recognition.”