Trust News

Bucket Collection Boost To Help Cardiff’s Homeless People

A bucket collection in aid of the Trust’s supported charity, The Wallich, raised £1,734 for its work with homeless people.

The collection before the Manchester United game was generously supported by Cardiff City fans attending the big game.

Michael Cowley of The Wallich wrote to Cardiff City and The Trust following the collection.

He said: “I am really pleased to let you know that we raised £1,734.69 which is an amazing amount for us as it will prevent around 50 instances of rough sleeping in Cardiff by paying for 50 bed spaces at our Cardiff Nightshelter.

“Thanks again to everyone at the club and Trust for providing this opportunity – we really do appreciate it and it will make a real difference.”

The Trust chose The Wallich as its charity for the current season after considering nominations from members.

  • You can find out more about The Wallich’s fantastic work with homeless and vulnerable people at https://thewallich.com/

Happy New Year From The Trust

Trust chair Keith Morgan

We at the Trust hope that everyone had a great Christmas and will have a happy and healthy New Year.

The club has had a great finish to 2018 with an away draw at Crystal Palace and a superb win at Leicester. Next up is Spurs, which will be tough, but who knows what can be achieved with the spirit in the CCFC squad.

One constant throughout the season to date has been the brilliant support of the fans, both home and away, even when the team has struggled on the pitch. This has been acknowledged by the team and the whole club as a huge contribution to the fight to keep the club up in the Premier League and will continue to do so for the rest of the season.

Again , Seasons Greetings to everyone.

Keith Morgan, Chair

Cardiff City Players Visit Homeless Hostel Ahead of Bucket Collection

Cardiff City players Callum Paterson, Kadeem Harris, Alex Smithies and Danny Ward took time away from the club to pay a visit this week to the Sir Julian Hodge Hostel, which is run by homeless people charity, The Wallich in Roath, Cardiff. They took along gifts of waterproof coats, fleeces and backpacks.

Pictured with the players is far left Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust vice chair David Craig, Ben Ramsay, Project Co-ordinator for Cardiff Solutions and Rob Minchin, Project Manager, Sir Julian Hodge Hostel (right).

Before Saturday’s Manchester United game, the Trust’s supported charity, The Wallich, will hold a bucket collection in aid of its vital work with homeless people. Cardiff City Football Club is fully supporting the collection.

 

Many fans will be well aware of the growing number of people living on the streets of our cities and towns in recent years. Some sadly have passed away.  In the 21st century, no one should be dying on our streets.

 

Cardiff City fans have always been very generous and we hope they will give as much as they can to this worthwhile collection. Money raised will help fund The Wallich’s Cardiff Nightshelter, which provides safety, warmth and comfort to 23 people each night, who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough.

The Wallich, which started its work 40 years ago in Cardiff, is now giving help and advice to homeless and vulnerable people through 65 projects across Wales.

The Trust chose The Wallich as its charity for the current season after considering nominations from members.

 

Post Match Light Displays At Cardiff City Stadium

Recent home victories have been celebrated at the end of the game by a light show emanating from the stadium floodlights mounted on the stands.

One of our Trust members raised the issue of the potential impact of the display on him, and others like him, as a light sensitive epilepsy sufferer, so we discussed the matter with the club, whose prompt and helpful reply can be summarised as follows.

When the lighting system was being designed for installation, the club had an expert`s report commissioned to ensure that the lights would not cause such a problem. The report, written by a FIFA,UEFA and Premier League approved expert, concluded that the frequency of the flashing lights being used by the club would not have a stroboscopic effect which might lead to problems with epilepsy.

In addition, as a “failsafe”, the club has positioned warning notices at turnstiles and in concourses stating that flashing images and lights might be used in the stadium.

We have asked the club to also ensure that prominent messages are also relayed via the stadium big screens by way of similar notification.

Cardiff City Subsidise Travel to Watford

We’ve had this message from Adam Gilliatt, Supporter Liaison officer at Cardiff City FC:

Dear All,

You may have already seen that the Club will be subsidising coach travel for members of the travel group for our away fixture vs. Watford on December 15th. Further information here >> https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/2018/november/watford-vs.-cardiff-city-subsidised-travel/

We have also agreed reciprocal pricing for this fixture >> https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/2018/november/away-days—ticket-news-watford-vs.-cardiff-city/

The club will be paying a £600.00 subsidy for each coach travelling to Watford.

Thanks For Your Support, Foxes Trust tell Bluebirds fans and Cardiff City

We received the following letter from Leicester City’s Foxes Trust:

Dear Keith/Tim,

On behalf of the Foxes Trust and, more widely, of the whole Leicester City family, I would like to thank you for the support given to our club and our fans during the match at your stadium on Saturday, 3 November 2018.

It has been well-documented what an unusual, indeed unprecedented, occasion the match was likely to be. In the event, it was completed with great dignity, great solemnity and a true feeling of togetherness from the whole footballing community.

The people of Cardiff were magnificent to our travelling fans – yes, even those people whose main focus for the day was on certain rugby international. The provision of free food for our fans was a wonderful touch by Cardiff City. The pre-match ceremonies, including the exchange of flags, was done with great dignity. The players of both teams can hold their heads high that, despite the circumstances, they produced a properly competitive game of  football.

The scene at the end of the match, when Leicester City’s squad and staff came to be with the travelling fans was unlike anything any of us have witnessed before. For those Leicester fans who were at the game, it will be one they never forget. That 15-minutes will mean that for 3,000 Leicester fans, Cardiff, Cardiff City Football Club and the Cardiff City Stadium will always have a special place in our memories and our hearts.

We will also be sending a letter directly to Cardiff City Football Club, expressing the same sentiments.

Cardiff fans and on the day had created a memorable banner, which now has a prominent position in the place of remembrance for Khun Vichai at the King Power Stadium. It simply states, “Blue together”.

With thanks and respect,

Ian Bason,

Chairman – Foxes Trust