GLOUCESTER CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST REACHES HALF A MILLION MILESTONE
Thanks to the fantastic support of it’s members, Gloucester City Supporters Trust has now raised a phenomenal £500,000 since it’s formation in 2001. The milestone was reached at the end of the May and the vital funds raised by The Trust since it’s inception have helped all sections of Gloucester City’s football club including the youth, ladies and the men’s senior team and now also supports The Gloucester Football Revolution community scheme in the City, run by Jim Hart.
Chairman Lee Mills was delighted by the news; “It really shows how important the prosperity of The Trust is to the continued financial survival of Gloucester City AFC. I would personally like to say a huge thank you to anyone who has been a member of The Trust or contributed to our fund-raising efforts over the past 12 years, this milestone has been reached because of you”. Mills is at pains to stress that despite raising so much money, there is still much more to do; “The Trust must continue to push on and raise even more money next season to ensure we can support the football club and make plans for our eventual return to Gloucester. I would love to say in twelve months time that we have raised £550,000 and I don’t believe that is un-achievable”.
Gloucester City AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes has also paid tribute to the work of The Trust. “The money The Trust has raised is phenomenal and we all owe a debt of gratitude to their board and membership for their support. We have a close working relationship which I sincerely hope will continue for years to come as it benefits the whole football club from our youth teams upwards.”
Gloucester City AFC Supporters Trust LTD. was formed in 2001 at a time of significant financial upheaval for the club. Fund-raising efforts at that stage played a large part in the survival of the football club and paved the way for unprecedented success on the pitch with eventual promotion to The Conference North. Since those early days it has continued to raise funds and contribute money towards training facilities, medical equipment, travel and general running costs of the football club. The Trust also produces the match-day programme and runs the club shop. Throughout the year The Trust hold events and functions and runs raffles and competitions in order to raise money and keep the social aspect of the club alive during it’s exile from Gloucester.
Glouceseter City AFC Supporters Trust will hold their AGM at Spartans Club, Sebert Street, Gloucester on 28th July at 2pm.
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