Thanks to my older brother, Howard, I get in to all Town’s home games gratis and get to sit in one of the best seats in the house in box 16 at the JSS. He also gets invitations to the odd away game by HTFC (thanks, Tracy!) and invariably takes his freeloading sibling along.
To recompense, and in an attempt to salve my conscience, I do a man of the match sponsorship each year, and today v Brentford is the day (with the added bonus that an early kick off extends drinking time considerably).
Having no company, product or service to plug these days, it seems like a good idea to donate the sponsorship publicity to a cause and this year I read and heard about the daughter of a Town fan, Gareth Price, who sadly died aged just 4 of a brain tumour in 2013.
Gareth and his family and friends organised a 150 mile relay walk around 18 Yorkshire sports stadiums in April to raise funds for Candlelighters in Leeds and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield; 2 institutions who were greatly supportive through Holly’s illness.
The walk has been done and details of the event, Holly’s story and how to donate can be found at http://www.redwoodevents.co.uk
I know there are a handful of people who trudge through my match reports on this site during the season and, if you liked them, hopefully you can give some thought to donating and help Gareth and his family and friends reach their target of £20,000.