Trust Projects

Disabled Shelter Project - Update

As many Members will be aware, the Trust began work on a Disabled Shelter Project (alongside a Bottle Bar) during last season and successfully ballotted members regarding the use of Trust funds to facilitate this. The Trust Board also secured an agreement from the previous Club Board to complete this, which obviously required renegotiation with the new Board.

After intitial discussions, the Club Board informed the Trust at our meeting in June that our funding would not be necessary for this project as they had manage to obtain private sponsorship, and that our funds could therefore be diverted to alternative projects.

The Trust Board had received a significant number of requests from Members for an update on this project and Board Member Howard Birch, who put significant time and effort into the research and planning for said project, contacted Adrian Shandley, the Board Member responsible for Special Projects, to ask for an update.

Howard requested if Adrian's response could be shared with Members, which he was happy for us to do in the complete and unedited form, as follows:

'Howard

Regards the Disabled facilities, to be honest I wasn't altogether sure why you are asking, but, for your info, all good thanks, we had an update last night, we have had a few delays due to holidays etc but all OK, planning is the hold up issue.

But, I have to say that as far as we are concerned, as a result of your actions, and your actions alone, this isn't really an involvement of the Trust anymore.

Your email of 1/6/17 called the funding into question, saying you would have to "go back to the members".

You confirmed this was the case in your email of 15/06/17 So I found an outside sponsor, which we informed you of at the meeting on 28th.

Then on the 20th, prior to the meeting of 28th, you sent an email which laid down a load of conditions. At that point, I have to say, we didn't think you were still providing funding at all!! Some of those conditions were not acceptable to us, and were unreasonable for the level of proposed contribution. (in your email 20/6/17)

And, by the way, it was clear those conditions had come from the Trust board, acting independently as always, they had not been drawn up after "Going back to the members"

So please rest assured we are now sorting it all out on our own, as quickly as outside forces can permit, but thanks for asking.

I am sure you will be pleased as this will free up more of your time to devote to other activities.

Best

Adrian Shandley FPFS . Certs CII (MP & ER), CertPFS (DM)

Fellow Of The Personal Finance Society Chartered Financial Planner Managing

Director  www.premierwealth.com'

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Prediction League

No season would be complete without the prediction league and as always we are very grateful to Rob Urwin for running it.

This year the easiest way to enter is online at Southgportfc.net (go under the Match Zone heading for the entry form).

Printed forms are also available in the club shop.

It only costs £1 to enter and 50% of entry fees go to the winner and 50% to TIY.

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Food collection for Soup Kitchen

Trust in Yellow will be holding a food collection at the last two home mtches of the season to help the Southport Soup Kitchen.

The Trust has held previous collections at the end of last season and ahead of the festive period, and has been delighted with the response from supporters.

The Soup Kitchen is a very worthy cause which provides food and warmth to the local homeless population as well as distributing meals and hampers to vulnerable people within the Southport community.

Donations can be made at either of the last two home matches at the Trust in Yellow office against Forest Green Rovers on Bank Holiday Monday, April 17, and Lincoln City on Saturday April 29.

 

How can I help?....

The Soup Kitchen is again looking for two types of donation.

1) Weekly at the Soup Kitchen they need tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, sugar, and condiments such as ketchup or brown sauce.

2) For the families they support they need basics to create meals, such as pasta, sauces, tins of vegetables, soup, tins of meat or pies, butter/spread, cake or biscuits.

 

Any items however, large or small will be very welcome.

So get looking in those cupboards. Donations will be accepted in the Trust office at either of the final two home games.

More details are online here: southportchurches.co.uk/directory/projects/soup-kitchen

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Exhibition at the Atkinson

Trust in Yellow is delighted to announce that there will be an exhibition about Southport FC at The Atkinson from the end of this month.

The exhibition will feature the entire history of the club but will have a particular focus on the 1966/67 promotion season under Billy Bingham, which this season marks it's Golden Anniversary. It is hoped that this will form the basis of a permanent Southport FC display in the town's museum.

This will be followed in May by an evening event at the Atkinson which will celebrate the promotion season. A number of players have already confirmed their attendance and we will confirm the date and further details in the near future.

We have received a number of offers of donations of memorabilia but would welcome any further offers - whether permanent or for the duration of the exhibition - of any memorabilia from throughout the history of the club.

If you have any items which you would wish to donate, please contact Noel Warham on 07939726286 or nolio@btinternet.com, or via the Trust's Facebook or Twitter pages.

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New poster for Southport station

We have a new poster in our display cabinet at Southport station to advertise the remaining fixtures this season.

Thanks to Merseyrail for giving us the use of the space and Karbon Kopy for printing the poster. The poster is by the ticket barriers on the entrance to the platform.

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