The brainchild of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, officially launched the foundation in July 2012 after the football club enjoyed huge success in previous initiatives designed to benefit youngsters across the community. Dean, backed by local businesses and individuals alike, had already taken a cumulative total of almost 2,000 local children to the Club’s two Play-Off Final games at Manchester’s Old Trafford in May 2011 and the iconic Wembley Stadium in May 2012 to watch Huddersfield Town in action on the big stage. Without the financial backing raised through carefully planned initiatives such as a bike ride from Huddersfield to Wembley in the week leading up to the 2012 game, those children would not have that treasured memory.This week is National Breakfast Week and highlights the importance of a healthy and nutritious start to the day and the Town Foundation breakfast clubs, such as the one at Dalton, now serves over 1,000 meals every morning across 16 schools. Since the Town Foundation’s inception, over 215,000 breakfasts have now been served to local children.
Pupils at the Town Foundation’s ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast club at Dalton J & I School got a big surprise on Tuesday morning when Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell dropped in to say hello!
Chris was accompanied by Assistant Manager Alex Dyer to join the regular breakfast club visitors which include the Chairman himself Dean Hoyle, and players Joel Lynch and Sean Scannell who all help to serve breakfast alongside ourselves and staff from other Foundation supporters. All the gang from HTAFC stuck around after breakfast to sign autographs for the delighted kids.
Manager Chris Powell explained:“We all had a great morning with the pupils at Dalton School this morning – they were certainly full of energy after their breakfast!”
“The Town Foundation does some absolutely superb work to improve the lives of youngsters in our community and it’s fantastic that National Breakfast Week gives us the platform to showcase this, as well as highlight the importance of a healthy breakfast.”
“So much credit has to go to the volunteers helping to serve the breakfasts every morning, as well as everyone that has donated to the charity to make this possible.”
Eurolink Construction Services Ltd are delighted to support the Town Foundation, Its simple aim to help improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield gives us the ideal opportunity to give something back to benefit young people in the community who need it the most.”
We were recommended to school by a previous client after they had been let down by a contractor who was due to start works. The school not only needed somebody to match the planning criteria, specification and budget but also meet their fast approaching delivery date.
The 57 square meter teaching space required to enhance the schools outdoor allotment area complete with WC and kitchenette had to be designed and manufactured to ensure it complimented it’s proposed new tree lined woodland surroundings.
The client wanted to give the appearance of a traditional log cabin complete with pitched roof and timber clad construction. One of the main criteria was 2 sets of complete bi-fold doors on one 9.6 meter elevation to ensure they could be opened up to bring the outside in, and the full use of the indoor/outdoor teaching space could be appreciated.
We were then able to put further finishing touches in such as air-conditioning, energy efficient internal and external lighting, pre finished plasterboard and vinyl floor covering.
A steel framed recycled modular structure was utilised and underwent a full refurbishment programme, finished externally with natural cedar ship lath boarding. The units were craned into place during the holiday from the main entrance. Although it was less busy the site remained fully functional and we were working against the clock to ensure minimal disruption to the school and the Hey day’s children’s nursery.