Huddersfield Town’s latest Walk 4 Pounds event will raise funds for the Jordan Sinnott Foundation, which was set up in memory of Huddersfield Town Academy graduate and former player Jordan Sinnott, along with Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Huddersfield Town Foundation

Taking place on Saturday October 8, the full 25-mile route will begin at one of Sinnott’s former schools, St Mary’s School, Menston, before passing his junior club Guiseley FC and Bradford City’s Valley Parade, before heading back to Huddersfield and the John Smith’s Stadium.

As well as the 25-mile route, there’s a shorter 15-mile alternative available starting from Valley Parade.

The walk was due to finish in time for Town’s home game against Hull City but that fixture was switched to the following day for Sky TV so the walkers will return on the Sunday for a lap of honour around the pitch.

Centred around the theme of 25 – which was Jordan’s age when he tragically died in January 2020 – all funds raised will be split between the Jordan Sinnott Foundation, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Huddersfield Town Foundation.

Launched by his loved ones after his passing, the Jordan Sinnott Foundation aims to “support vulnerable and under-privileged children and young adults to access healthy recreation and ensure that they have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and enjoy the life changing benefits that comes from sport.”

A friend of Jordan’s and one of the foundation’s directors, Joe Lee, said: “We are all really excited for the walk. It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to get together and hopefully lots of others will join us to try to raise some funds for not only the foundation but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Foundation. You will have to ask me if I’m still as excited 20 miles in!

Jordan Sinnott (right)

“Every time we do such an event in Jordan’s memory there is a certain amount of emotion. There is always a sense of pride and happiness that people are willing to go out of their way to join us and try to raise money for some brilliant causes.

“The kindness and generosity of those who contribute in any way they can to the events is always quite overwhelming and really makes the efforts that go into them worthwhile. It should be a great day.”

Asked how much they were hoping to raise from the event, Joe added: “As much as possible! We realise how difficult times are at the moment but despite this people continue to do what they can to support us which is fantastic.

“I am sure it is the same for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Town Foundation. We can’t thank people enough for what they have done for the Jordan Sinnott Foundation thus far to help us try give back to those who need it through sport. Any donation or sponsorships that people can give for the event is fantastic.

“Thank you again to everyone who has supported the foundation to date. Without everyone’s overwhelming generosity we couldn’t achieve all the brilliant things we have so far. Hopefully through events like this we can continue to offer funding and support to children and young adults through sport.”

For more about the Jordan Sinnott Foundation go to the website HERE