Last season, Trust in Yellow held a food collection to help the Southport Soup Kitchen on London Street.
The Trust and the Soup Kitchen were delighted with the response from supporters who gave very generously to help the local homeless population.
After the success of the last collection, the Trust will be holding another food collection throughout November to help the Soup Kitchen as they approach Christmas and their busiest time of year.
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 any home match in November at the Trust in Yellow office.
The matches currently scheduled for November are on Monday 7 (Fletwood), Saturday 12 (Maidstone), Saturday 26 (Braintree) and Tuesday 29 (Solihull Moors).
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 all matches between now and the end of November.
More details are online here: southportchurches.co.uk/directory/projects/soup-kitchen
One of our regular jobs is to provide next match signs for all home matches.
Having reviewed the benifits of providing the signs over ther past few months, we're pleased to have installed a new sign on the Woodvale bypass.
This sign is a lot clearer and has been redesigned to help minimise the future costs of providing the signs.
Thanks to Autograph Signs of Hall Street for providing the new sign.
At the Trust in Yellow AGM on Tuesday, board member Howard Birch presented plans on our proposed new disabled viewing platform.
The new disabled facility is the Trust’s latest major project and members will shortly be asked to vote on whether the Trust should go ahead with the scheme.
The presentation, containing designs and all the relevant information, can be read HERE.
We’d like to thank Howard for his superb work on this project over the past 12 months.
We feel that this is a very worthwhile project to benefit Southport supporters and we were pleased that the plans were very well received by members at the meeting.
We’re delighted that Trust in Yellow will feature prominently at all seven of Southport’s friendlies this pre-season.
As they prepare for the campaign ahead, Andy Bishop’s squad will play their warm-up matches in a brand new pre-season kit, which is part sponsored by the Trust.
It means that the Trust’s name will feature on the shorts and sleeves of every player this summer and it will also become the regular kit for friendlies in future seasons.
The Trust would like to thank club photographer Julia Urwin, who has kindly donated the funds raised from the use of her photos last season to cover the Trust’s contribution to the project.
Also sponsored by sportswear providers, Galaxy Football, the new kit, consisting of a pink shirt and black shorts, will be worn for the first time this Saturday, when Southport open their pre-season schedule away at Bootle.
Pictured with the new kit is Andy Bishop, the Southport manager, with Mark Parr of Galaxy Football (left) and Noel Warham, the Trust in Yellow vice chairman.
The new colours have been introduced after pre-season kits were used to raise money for charity in both 2013 and 2015.
After the visit to Bootle, the Sandgrounders travel to Chorley next Tuesday, July 12. Bishop’s team play at home for the first time against Bury on Saturday July 23, before the new National League season begins on Saturday August 6.