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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

TG RINGS TRUST CHAIR FOLLOWING INVESTMENT

Malaysian businessman Dato’ Chan Tien Ghee (TG) today rang Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, following confirmation of £6m investment in the football club.
 
Tim Hartley said: “TG contacted me at home this morning to break the news of the investment. He is thrilled to be associated with Cardiff City and expressed his total commitment to the club.
 
“We have established a good working relationship already and TG made it clear that he is looking forward to working with the Trust and Cardiff City Supporters’ Club. He believes that the board, shareholders, fans’ groups all have key roles to play as custodians of our great club. 
 
“TG is due to return to Malaysia tomorrow but plans to be back for the Play-offs and told me that he hoped to meet the Trust on his return to Wales.

“The investment is great news and I must say that we have been very impressed with the way TG has conducted himself. We look forward to developing a very good working relationship” added Tim Hartley.

STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW FUNDING AND RESTRUCTURING OF DEBT AT CARDIFF CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, said today that he welcomed the announcement today of new funding for the football club and restructuring of its existing debt.
 
“This is great news. We hope this deal will lead to long term stability for the club rather than be a short-term fix.
 
“We are aware that Dato’ Chan Tien Ghee (TG) has shown great interest in the playing fortunes of Cardiff City, not only travelling to games but keeping up to date with club news through the internet.
 
“When the Trust met TG he stressed that he was committed to Cardiff City. He made it clear that links with supporters was important to him and, we believe, it is vital that the voice of genuine fans is heard in the boardroom.
 
“The Trust now looks forward, with our friends at the Cardiff City Supporters’ Club, to building a long term and productive relationship.
 
“In recent months Cardiff City has hit the headlines for its off-field activities as much as those onfield. We hope that today’s announcement means everyone can now concentrate on supporting the boys’ as they bid to win promotion to the Premiership.”

CITY FANS URGED TO RUN FUNDRAISERS FOR FRED KEENOR

An appeal has gone out to Cardiff City fans to organise their own events to raise cash for the Fred Keenor statue appeal.
 
Phil Nifield, spokesman for the Fred Keenor appeal committee, said: “We have a series of fundraisers planned during the rest of the year but we also need the help of City fans.
 
“We’d like to see supporters hold events – perhaps a jumble or car boot sale, quizzes and even coffee mornings. Fans who are taking part in fun runs or marathons might also consider making FK Statue their good cause.
 
“We need to collect around £85,000 to make the statue to Fred and the the 1927 FA Cup winning team a reality. We are off to a good start but want as many people as possible to muck in and help out.
 
“The committee is really pleased that several individuals have already made donations for which we are very grateful but we want to keep the momentum going.”
 
Phil Nifield also urged businesses across South Wales, particularly those with strong links to Cardiff City, to contribute to funds.
 
“Fred was both a Cardiff City and a Wales legend so we want to see everyone get behind it.”
 
Bucket collections, an auction, the sale of statue miniatures and specially designed pin badges are among the fundraising initiatives proposed.
 
In a poll last year fans chose a statue design by Roger Andrews, the Llantwit Major artist. Roger created the superb tribute to Sir Tasker Watkins, which now stands outside the Millennium Stadium.
 
A prominent site on a triangular piece of land between the Grandstand and the Canton Stand outside the Cardiff City Stadium has been chosen as the location for the tribute. Cardiff City have been extremely supportive of the appeal.·         Donations can be made to 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.