An appeal from The Supporters Trust – players away travel

A rallying cry!

With the postponement of Saturdays game against Gainsborough Trinity, there will not be another home game until the 9th February.

The Supporters Trust rely on home games for fundraising through programme sales, raffle, cash draw and the club shop. Therefore without home games, money is going out, but money is not coming in.
The annual draw has also been delayed which is another important fundraiser and sponsor a goal money is due but can’t be collected.

The Supporters Trust has historically supplied the players with coach travel to away games over a certain distance. In the next two weeks there are away games at Boston and Altrincham.

The Trust is very stretched to meet the cost of these two coaches due to the absence of income at home games and the unavoidable delay of crucial fundraisers.
However if the players do not have coach travel to these games it is really going to effect their performances and morale.

It is only under exceptional circumstances that I would consider such an appeal as I know we are all under pressure at this time of year.
But, if there is any spare change rattling around in your pockets please could you consider donating as a one off to the trust so we can keep our commitment to the players.

If we had played Guiseley before Christmas, Halifax on the 5th and Gainsborough last week I would not even be asking, but the time has come where I need to put my hand up and say “we need your help”.

You can donate by PayPal, by BACs or by cheque. Details are as follows:

PayPal: gloucestercitysupportersltd@hotmail.co.uk

BACs:
Gloucester City Suppoters Ltd.
S/c: 72-00-03
Acc number: 89485489

Cheque:
Made payable to “Gloucester City Supporters Ltd”
Address: Mr T King, 27 Buckholt Way, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 4RH

Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider helping.

Lee Mills
Chairman
Gloucester City AFC Supporters Trust

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Trust & Club Saddened By Passing Of Stalwart Supporter

Gloucester City AFC and Gloucester City Supporters’ Trust are saddened to hear of the death of our friend Gordon Pointer.

Gordon was a stalwart supporter of the club and helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Supporters’ Trust.

From the half-time raffle and the Christmas Draw to social evenings and even organising the players’ meals after games, Gordon, alongside his wife Sally, has been part of the lifeblood of the club and the trust.

Club chairman Nigel Hughes said: “As a club we are proud to have such passionate fans and we are all shocked to hear that one of our football family has died so suddenly.

“Many of us have fond memories of Gordon trying to sell us a raffle ticket or from the social events he helped organise. Without the efforts of people like Gordon our club would not exist.

“Our thoughts are with Gordon’s wife Sally and his family and friends.”

Lee Mills, chairman of Gloucester City Supporters Trust, paid tribute to Gordon.

He said: “On behalf of the trust board and its membership we would like to offer our condolences to Sally and all of Gordon’s family and friends at this sad time.

“Gordon has been an integral part of the success of the supporters trust over many years. His dedication, loyalty and enthusiasm was admired by all and he was a great friend to many of us. Gordon will be irreplaceable and fondly remembered by everyone.”

First team manager Dave Mehew said: “The players, backroom staff and I are saddened to hear the news about Gordon.

“We are always told by visiting teams that the food we provide after games is the best they’ve had and that is in no small part due to the efforts of Gordon, Sally and the other volunteers who look after us so well.

“We all send our condolences and best wishes to Sally, Gordon’s family and his friends.”

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