In October 2011, at a Huddersfield Town match at John Smith's Stadium, we received the keys to the newly-built Russell House. It was an incredible moment and many of the families we were supporting back then, plus staff and volunteers, were in the stands to witness it.
We think that's something worth remembering and celebrating. So on 16th October, we'll be replicating this momentous occasion back at John Smith's Stadium.
It's a great opportunity to share our story with the wider world - to let people who may not be familiar with Forget Me Not know about how, over the last 10 years, our support has made a huge difference to hundreds of families across West Yorkshire. And how it's only with the whole community's help that we can continue to be here for local families for the next 10 years - and beyond.
But to do that, we need you!
To help us make the most of this once-in-ten-year opportunity, we need all volunteer hands on deck this October!
Because the more people who get involved, the more purple presence we'll have - helping us raise awareness of Forget Me Not and the work we do. And that will help us raise even more money to help us fund that vital work.
Whether you're a long-term member of the Forget Me Not purple posse, or you've never volunteered for us before, this is the perfect opportunity to get stuck in. You'll be part of something amazing, something to be incredibly proud of, something that we'll remember in 10 years' time!
We've made it really simple to sign up too. Click here
to find all the opportunities and to book your preferred slot. You can do as little or as much as you'd like!
Marking 10 years at John Smith's Stadium
Saturday 16th October, Huddersfield Town vs Hull City, John Smith's Stadium, 1pm-5pm
Roles include bucket collections close to the stadium before and after the match, stewarding our mascot Russell Bear, helping to run our "10th Birthday Party Photo Booth" and raising awareness about Forget Me Not. Where possible, volunteers will get a ticket to watch the game and pitch-side activity too.
October bucket collections
Saturday 16th October, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield, 10am-1pm
Saturday 16th October, Great Northern Retail Park, Huddersfield, 10am-1pm
Sunday 17th October, Tesco Extra, Batley, 10am-4pm
More dates to be added soon.