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Trust Elections: The Result

The result of elections to the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust Board were due to be officially declared at the annual meeting in the Duke of Clarence pub in Canton on Monday night (May 17th). However, as they have become public knowledge we are announcing them ahead of that meeting.

The number of votes received by each candidate was:

1.    Phil Nifield                     147

2.    Anthony Wedlake          137

3.    Mike Roderick               114

4.    Gareth Jones                  83

5.    Brian Mertens                 77

6.    Anthony Williams            53

7.    David Hunt                      08

So Phil, Anthony, Mike and Gareth were elected to represent the membership for the next  two years. We wish to congratulate them on their new roles within the board and thank everyone that took part in the election and Trust members that voted.

FRED KEENOR STATUE FUND: THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT

The bucket collection at the Cardiff City-Leicester match organised in support of the Fred Keenor Statue Fund raised £2,523.44.
 
Organiser David Craig, a board member of the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust which supported the fundraiser, said: “We’d like to thank those wonderful fans who supported Bring a Pound to the Ground – and More! for their generosity.
 
“Supporters really got behind our campaign and we were particularly pleased at the backing of so many families as well as individual fans. Some young children even gave their pocket money as a donation which is fantastic.
 
“The fundraising committee would like to thank the group of volunteers who gave up their time to collect, the staff at Cardiff City Football Club for their excellent support for this collection and for our fundraising efforts and also St John Ambulance, who were really helpful at the match.
 
“The club has promised that we can organise another bucket collection next season which we all hope will be at a game in the Premier League. We feel the campaign has gained a good momentum which will increase with a series of fundraisers planned during the rest of 2010. This includes an auction, sale of figurines, badges, proceeds from a record and the Supporters’ Club will be donating all proceeds from their annual September run to the Fund.”
 
·         Donations to the appeal fund can be made through the Co-operative Bank:
Account name: –   Fred Keenor Statue Fund or FKSF
Account no    65392368
Sort Code     08-92-99

 
Cheques can also be sent c/o CCST to PO Box 4254, Cardiff, CF14 8FD. Please add the words “Fred Keenor Appeal” on the top of the envelope.

Fred Keenor Launch. In pictures

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BRING A POUND TO THE GROUND – AND MORE!

Fans behind the Fred Keenor Statue Fund Appeal are holding a bucket collection at the Cardiff City Stadium before the home leg of the Semi-Final Play-Off game on Wednesday, May 12th.
 
The Bring a Pound to the Ground – And More! collection is viewed as an important fundraiser by members of the statue fundraising committee, set up to honour the captain and members of Cardiff City’s 1927 FA Cup winning team.
 
A total of 14 collectors will be based inside the stadium near the turnstiles from 90 minutes before the vital Play-Off clash with Leicester City.
 
David Craig of the Fred Keenor fundraising committee, said: “We know that money is tight because of the very difficult economic situation. But we hope supporters attending this crucial game for Cardiff City will give generously – at least £1 from every adult attending would be great, but more if you can afford it.
 
“With the backing of fans we aim to raise a tidy sum for the fund and at the same time, hopefully, celebrate an appearance in the Play-Off Final at Wembley.
 
“The fundraising appeal has got off to a good start but we need to maintain the momentum so we hope fans will chip in to support this collection, which is being supported by Cardiff City Football Club who have been extremely helpful. Fred was a true legend and we intend to ensure that Fred and the 1927 team are properly recognised.”
 
·         Donations to the appeal fund can be made through the Co-operative Bank:
Account name: –   Fred Keenor Statue Fund or FKSF
Account no    65392368
Sort Code     08-92-99

 
Cheques can also be sent c/o CCST to PO Box 4254, Cardiff, CF14 8FD. Please add the words “Fred Keenor Appeal” on the top of the envelope.

Maesteg Bluebirds

Can I say a big thank you to the Maesteg Bluebirds for their welcome to the four of us from the Trust who went up to meet them last night.

We had a good question and answer session and hopefully we will get some new members from Maesteg and the surrounding valleys. If anyone else would like us to come and speak to City fans who are not yet members of the Trust then just send us an email.

The Maesteg Bluebirds are 50 years old this year. What a fantastic history of following and supporting the City. Thanks for the invitation and to Martyn and Steve for setting it up.

See you all again soon.

Tim