New Year update

An update from the Trust as we wish all members and supporters a Happy New Year.

As we go into 2021, we are looking back at a year like no other. COVID-19 has had so many impacts across society and affected so many people’s lives. Football, at times, has rightly had to take a back seat.

Twelve months ago, it was hard to imagine that the season would be suspended, then restart, and matches behind closed doors would become the new normal – for the time being at least.

The Supporters’ Trust, like many organisations has had to function remotely, but thanks to technology we have been able to continue our work virtually. At the start of lockdown, the board agreed a list of priorities which will help us to benefit members and the wider supporter base in a number of ways.

Some of our 2020 activities included:

Changes to the board

The democratic nature of the board means that from time to time, board members step aside ahead of upcoming elections. This year, our Chair Elliott Stanley and Donna Jordan have shared their intention to step down from the board and not seek re-election.

Elliott and Donna are founding members of the Supporters’ Trust and have helped the organisation establish itself and grow the scope of its work over the past five years. Both have brought significant skills and expertise to their roles and will be sorely missed. The board would like to publicly thank Elliott and Donna for their exceptional contributions. Their roles will be covered by the rest of the board in the meantime.

How to get involved with the Trust

With Elliott and Donna stepping down, we would like to encourage members to get in touch if they would like to explore getting involved in the running of the Trust.  The challenges of COVID-19 means that we have delayed our elections until a later date, but you can get involved in advance of the elections – just contact us and we can arrange an informal chat via video conference.

Whether you wish to consider joining the board, have ideas for new activities, or would like to help in a more limited way, we’d love to hear from you. The scope of the work we are doing is expanding all the time and we need more assistance with communications, community work, administration and growing our member base. If you believe you have something to offer, get in touch.

Annual General Meeting

Our usual AGM takes place in January – previously taking place at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will look to provide an alternative update to members on our activities and finances. We will share more news in due course.

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Thank you to all members for your continuing support which makes our work possible. Thanks for all the messages, emails, survey responses and questions you’ve sent in.

Happy new year and have a safe and successful 2021.