Giants to boost Bulls hardship fund
Huddersfield Giants will be increasing the monies payable to the Bradford Bulls for the forthcoming game on Sunday 19th August over and above the standard ten per cent pre sales only scheme that operates throughout Super league.
All monies generated will be passed over to the Bulls hardship fund which is administered by club chaplain, Warren Evans. Not only will pre sales be counted but on the day income into the Bulls end of the John Smith’s stadium on a sliding scale which Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis explained to www.giantsrl.com
"The Bulls had a unique pledge scheme whereby prices decreased as numbers increased a while back and we aim, in essence to reverse that for this game. We will be increasing the monies payable to the Bulls hardship fund as the numbers of supporters increase. We are fortunate that in our modern John Smith’s Stadium we can easily identify these supporters from the away club by their presence in the stand behind the goals which is served by stand-alone turnstiles. Thus any tickets purchased from our club for the John Smith’s Stand (the away end) or payment made on the day into that end will be benefit the Bulls hardship fund as follows:
The first 500 will be at the usual 10%
The second 500 will be at 20%
The third 500 will be at 30% and all sales over 1500 will be at 40%"
Tickets can be purchased from the Giants Ticket Office on 01484 484123 at £18 for adults (pre-matchday), £12 for concessions and £5 for 12-16 year olds, online https://www.eticketing.co.uk/huddersfieldgiants/details/event.aspx?itemref=2663 or on the day itself the turnstiles will accept cash payments at the usual matchday prices (£3 increase on pre-matchday price). The Giants policy of all under 12's free of charge remains in place and is applicable to all Bulls supporters.
Bulls chaplain, Warren Evans thanked the Giants for their kind offer:
"I'm proud to accept the offer proposed by the Huddersfield Giants and am pleasantly encouraged by the support offered to the Bulls by the wider rugby league community, in this case specifically Huddersfield. I want to encourage all Bulls supporters to get along to what should be a cracking local derby. A good turnout will ensure vocal support for the team, a fantastic atmosphere and also help financially where the club needs it most."