We are delighted that the match against Darlington Supporters Group, followed by a fantastic night thanks to Switch of Play, raised £900 to be shared between two dementia charities. Thanks to everyone that took part in the game, including Tommy Miller and Graeme Lee, and to everyone that supported the event.
When HUST decided to work with dementia charities on our latest community initiative we soon realised that there was a type of dementia that we couldn’t ignore: footballers are far more likely than the general public to suffer from a brain disease known as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Entrophy). Read more about this and a campaign set up to highlight the issue.
Saturday’s crucial match against table-topping Orient is also our closest to World Downs Syndrome Day. To show their support the HUST Community Ticket Fund and Pools have joined up to invite a group of young people from Together 21, a local organisation for children with Downs Syndrome and their families, to the match. We spoke with Maggie Hart, who works at Together 21 and has a son with Downs Syndrome, to talk about the group, their work, and overcoming the challenges that
can hamper access to sport.
In this special feature, you can hear from some of the many fantastic women that make our club the brilliant place that it is. The interviews were conducted by Her Game Too HUFC ahead of the first dedicated #HerGameToo match. HUST are proud to reprint the replies here in support of HGT and to amplify their message. Enjoy!