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Newsletter 9th November 2018

Memberships – As previously mentioned we now have some additional volunteer resource to handle membership administration. We are keen to make sure our records are as up to date as possible and so if you think we need to update your address, e-mail or phone number please e-mail us at membership@marinerstrust.co.uk. Also, please contact us if you are unsure of your membership status or if you would like a copy of your membership certificate. Anyone who wishes to join or re-join can do so here: membership, we really appreciate your support.

Junior Members – We have some great opportunities for our Junior Members coming up. First of all we have teamed up with our colleagues at SD to give young supporters a chance of appearing on this years SD Xmas card. Follow the link here for details of how to enter: Xmas card competition. E-mail entries can be sent kristine@marinerstrust.co.uk or drop a copy to the ticket office marked for the attention of Mariners Trust. Closing date for the competition is Friday 16th November.

We are also delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the club to put on a FREE Xmas party for junior supporters. This will be held on Thursday 13th December from 4pm -6pm in McMenemy’s at BP. GTFC players and management will be in attendance and there will be a disco, food, competitions and a free gift for every child attending. All U16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Places are limited but our junior members will be given first priority and so any junior members wishing to attend please let us know by e-mailing us at enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk by next Friday 16 November. After that date, any remaining places will be allocated on a first come first served basis to all juniors including non-members.

Last, but not least, we will be running a FREE draw at the Swindon game on 15th December for Junior Members to win a Mascot place at a game of their choice between January and the end of the season. If you would like to enter please e-mail us at enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk.

Junior memberships and renewals can be done here: Junior Membership

EX -Player Guests – Tomorrow we welcome back Tony Ford, please give him a warm welcome and if you see him don’t hesitate to say hello and have a chat.

Next week for the Crawley game we have Mike Hickman visiting from Australia. Mike was a key player in the teams of the late 60’s/early 70’s and was always a fans favourite because of his wholehearted commitment every game. We have taken the opportunity to also invite back a number of his colleagues from that era for a bit of a reunion and so far we have the following confirmed : Dave Boylen, Harry Wainman, Bobby Ross, Owen Simpson, Mike Czuczman, Phil Hubbard, Alan Woodward, Stuart Gray, Neil Freeman, Clive Wiggington, Ian Turner and Jim Lumby. Matt Tees will attend if he is well enough on the day. They will be in the Trust bar at 1pm before the game and so please come along and see them. You just need a valid match ticket for any stand to gain entry.

General

As Christmas approaches, we are once again having our Xmas draw. The draw is taking place in the Players Bar after the Notts County game on December 22nd. Entry is £1 per number and sheets can found in all the bars, but you can also enter online, and we will allocate the number(s) for you. Here is the link: Xmas Draw.

December also sees the “super draw” for our 100 club and this will take place at half time during the Notts County. The November draw will be during half time of Crawley game on November 17th. We currently have 124 entries per month which we are very grateful for and would like to thank everyone who supports it. Entry is £5per month for each number payable by standing order and if you would like to join you can do so here : 100 club form . We are also introducing the facility to buy one off entry each month via our online shop. Entries need to be received 48hrs before the date of the draw and we will issue the future draw dates each month. The link is here 100 Club one off entry.

Also, with Xmas in mind don’t forget that when you do any internet shopping, if you go through our link we will earn commission but the price you see from the retailer is exactly the same as you see if you go direct. This is the link: easyfundraising internet shopping.

Remember, as well as newsletters we are also publishing our programme notes on our website after the game has taken place. They can be found here: Programme Notes

We also publish the minutes of our meeting on the website here: Meeting Minutes

Finally we held our AGM last week and the copy of the accounts together with the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports can be found here: AGM Docs

As ever thanks for your support

UTM

Mariners Trust Board

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