Loyal Huddersfield Town fan James Chisem is aiming to raise over £1,500 for The Welcome Centre Food Bank on a two-day sponsored hike – wearing a Leeds United kit!
James, a former chairman of Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association, pledged to wear fancy dress if his fundraiser surpassed £500. It soon did and so James decided to grin and bear it and wear the famous all-white strip of arch rivals Leeds United.
So far James’s total stands at just over £1,100 and if it reaches £1,500 he’ll extend his hike to a third day and drop in at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium on the way.
James is hiking from Manchester to Huddersfield via Marsden and Holmfirth on November 4 and 5, sleeping overnight in a pop-up tent.
No stranger to fundraising events, James said it was time to stand up and help people in need during the cost-of-living crisis.
“Many people in Huddersfield and the surrounding areas rely on The Welcome Centre to feed themselves and their families,” he said.
“Sadly, the cost-of-living crisis is set to push even more people into food poverty. To help, and under the banner of #FansForFoodbanks, I’m doing this sponsored hike with a Leeds United twist.”
The Welcome Centre helps local families and individuals in crisis with food, toiletries and other essential items. They also provide advice, guidance and support to address underlying issues. Last year they provided enough food for 320,062 meals.
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