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170 To Sleep Rough At The John Smith's Stadium

The ‘Big Sleep Out’ is raising money for local charities supporting homeless people.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle will be among 170 supporters braving the outdoors on Friday night at the John Smith's Stadium to raise money for charity.

The ‘Big Sleep Out’ will see them raising money for local charities supporting homeless people.

Participants will be tasked with braving the conditions by spending a night in one of the stands.

Each has been asked to fundraise at least £100 to take part with 100% of funds raised used to support local homeless causes. All running costs towards the event will be covered by Dean Hoyle.

Speaking upon the announcement, Hoyle told the club's official website: “The Trustees of the Town Foundation were looking at other initiatives and ways to raise money for causes that will make a difference to the people of Kirklees.

“Homelessness was at the forefront of the agenda and we decided this was something we could get involved with and make a real difference.

“We paid several visits to the Huddersfield Mission and the Mission Café and it quickly became clear to us that homelessness is a very complicated issue. Homelessness is not exclusive to people out on the street; there are so many people in our community who ‘sofa-surf’ or live in inadequate housing.

“The Mission is a safe place in the heart of Huddersfield and does some wonderful work at tackling the underlying causes behind homelessness. We’re proud to support their work, alongside other registered charities that will be granted funds too, which we plan to do over the long-term.

“We’ve already had countless businesses and individuals commit to the Big Sleepout and I’m sure many fans will want to play their part too, as Town fans are incredible at supporting worthwhile causes in their area.”

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