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All money raised will be in aid of The Howarth Foundation and the homeless clients which are supported in to employment across Kirklees and Leeds. Price: £250.00 per team of 6 Complimentary food on arrival and a paid drinks bar will be available on the evening. Please feel free to take part in the raffle on the night too with some great prizes up for grabs, also a prize will be awarded to the best team name so get your thinking caps on! Question 1 – Will the Stadium be open to host the event? The events business at The John Smith’s Stadium is part of the hospitality sector and as such is adhering to all the same guidelines as hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs. All of these sectors are now open for business and the Stadium is now therefore actively open for business. Question 2 – Will numbers be limited? We expect that the size of events we are able to hold will also steadily rise over the coming weeks, as infection rates continue to fall. From a THF perspective, we are looking for the event to be more intimate, with a maximum of 80-90 people attending. Question 3 – Can we still social distance at such event? The Stadium is of course, particularly well placed to facilitate social distancing, because of the size and number of suites they have: their Revell Ward Suite for instance can hold up to 350 people on tables of ten. It is therefore very easy to socially distance smaller groups, both around large tables and by spacing out the tables. Question 4 – What will happen if the event is cancelled? THF is confident that the event will go ahead on the date and time arranged, if for any reason it cannot we will offer an alternative date or a refund of your money. Andy, Chris and I would love for you all to be there for a night of fun, laughter and a feel of getting back to ‘normality’. You never know your team may even win! To confirm details of the night – Date: 1th October 2020 Venue: Revell Ward Suite, The John Smith’s Stadium Time: 6pm start Price: £250.00 per team of 6 Contact Natalie on firstname.lastname@example.org to place your team in the running.... Read more...Chris Sylvester Marks One Year at The Howarth FoundationLess than three years ago today Chris Sylvester hit rock bottom. The previous 24 years of Chris’ life was spent lurching between prison and homelessness whilst in the grips of life long heroin addiction. Today marks Chris’ 1st anniversary in full time employment at The Howarth Foundation as Client Coordinator, his first ‘real’ job since entering recovery on the St Georges Crypt, Growing Rooms programme. CEO of The Howarth Foundation, Andy Howarth said “Natalie and I engaged with Chris in the very early stages of his recovery and saw something in him that we felt very special. He demonstrated many transferable skills and we decided in those initial meetings that he had great potential.” Chris has been furloughed since April 2020 but THF is pleased to announce that Chris will be back working for 1 day per week as of 6th July 2020. Chris’ role will include sourcing individuals who are ready to take the next step back into employment, working in partnership with those providing support and addressing the immediate needs of the homeless. Congratulations Chris!... Read more...6th Annual Music ExtravaganzaThis year will be our 6th annual Music Extravaganza, the planning of which, we are ploughing ahead with despite the restrictions that we face at present; we want everyone to have something to look forward to once this terrible time is over, so intend to make this event bigger and better than ever! Now is the time that, as a small charity, we desperately need your support. Events like the Music Extravaganza are what allow us to do the work which we do – supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Leeds and Kirklees, taking them on a journey from Street2Feet, offering and supporting each person with meaningful, sustainable employment. I’m sure you will agree, the current pandemic is likely to cause more people to be at risk of homelessness and poverty, the numbers will rise and our service will be more vital than ever in the months to come but by purchasing a table, we can make sure that our service survives this storm and help all those who will be desperate to get back on their feet The Music Extravaganza will be held at the fabulous John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield this year on 6th November 2020, with amazing live music, delicious food and a night of fun and laughter! To avoid missing out on such a great night to raise funds for The Howarth Foundation, book your table now! Table Prices £600.00 for a table of 10 £720.00 for a table of 12 If buying a table isn’t for you then we have advertising opportunities in our brochure which will be received by over 200 guests on the evening, please ask for further details – email@example.com.... Read more... Chris’ Journey Scott’s Journey James’ Journey Gavin’s Journey “Scott is a very positive member of the team and although he is still working through some of his previous experiences this has not affected or has been a concern to the business in anyway. I am delighted with Scott and proud to have taken the decision to move out of my comfort zone for the greater good.” Steve Russell Managing Director The Howarth Foundation 5 2019-09-06T11:38:25+00:00 “Scott is a very positive member of the team and although he is still working through some of his previous experiences this has not affected or has been a concern to the business in anyway. I am delighted with Scott and proud to have taken the decision to move out of my comfort zone for the greater good.” Steve Russell Managing Director https://howarthfoundation.org.uk/testimonials/ringways/ “We have worked closely with The Howarth Foundation during Gavin’s first three months at LUFC, and following a successful review, he will become a full-time team member in 2019” Leeds United Foundation The Howarth Foundation 5 2019-09-06T11:39:52+00:00 “We have worked closely with The Howarth Foundation during Gavin’s first three months at LUFC, and following a successful review, he will become a full-time team member in 2019” Leeds United Foundation https://howarthfoundation.org.uk/testimonials/leeds-united-foundation/ 5 2 The Howarth Foundation Our Ambassador Our Wonderful Partners Natalie and I were so proud to be a part of the National Family Business Awards held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 14th July and… we won two awards; Family Business of the Year and, for our charitable work helping the homeless and guiding them back into employment and or training, the Big Heart Award. Natalie and I are passionate about our work and genuinely don’t look for reward so it was such a shock for us to be presented with such a prestigious award in the National Arena. A big thank you to all of you who believed in us and have supported us on our journey.