A monumental fundraising effort involving staff, players, supporters and friends of Harrogate Town AFC have managed to raise over £6,161 for the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity.
As a Community based club we are always looking for ways to get involved with local projects and initiatives, Iain Service (HTAFC Club Development Manager) explains.
‘When we heard about the HG Lockdown Fest we just had to get involved. To provide fun, timetabled activities go a long way and is just what the community needs'.
The first HTAFC contribution to HG Lockdown Fest was a football based workout, delivered by HTAFC Head of Strength and Conditioning Darren Simpson. This involved a fantastic workout that can be completed at home, with limited equipment. (This special session is now available on HTAFC Youtube or Facebook channels).
As the HG Lockdown Fest approached questions were asked, could we do more?
Over the space of 2 days the Harrogate Town AFC Matchworn Shirt Auction was created. Involving a scheduled Facebook auction taking place over the bank holiday weekend, mirroring the HG Lockdown Fest.
The idea was to allow supporters to own some special sporting memorabilia, and raise money for a fantastic cause.
Each players shirt had a specific time slot, with some players even commenting and offering them to be signed. Players and staff members also went above and beyond, making a contribution to their own shirts.
What really stood out was the sense of community and the willingness of supporters and the local community to come together for a great cause.
Over the next week we will be sending out shirts to lucky auction winners and making the transfer of over £6,161 to Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.
Times have been difficult, we hope that everyone is keeping themeselves active and keeping in touch with friends and family. From everyone at Harrogate Town AFC, we want to say a huge thank you for your support. Stay strong and we will see you soon.
Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity strives to improve patient care in hospitals and community, making a huge difference to patients and their families.
For more information please visit - https://hhcc.co.uk/