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Mar
1

Meeting on Thursday 19 March

An important date for your diaries – there will be a further meeting in the Vere Suite on Thursday 19 March for the launch of the Share Scheme. We have had a number of hoops to jump through to get to this point, but we are now in a position to launch a full EIS scheme.

Time will also be allowed for general questions and answers, recognising that this was limited at the AGM, and we are delighted that Gareth Ainsworth will be joining us. The meeting will also be open to non members.

The usual arrangements will apply – the meeting kicks off at 8pm; doors open at 6.30pm, with hot food and complimentary tea and coffee available and the bar open.


Feb
26

Four New Trust Directors Elected

At tonight’s Annual General Meeting, there was a ballot given that seven candidates were seeking to fill the four vacancies on the Wycombe Wanderers Trust Board.

Those successful in the ballot were Mark Burrell, John Derben, Dale Jenkins and James Sumner.

Their photographs and biographies will be added to the Meet Your Trust Board page of this website as soon as possible.

We would like to thank all those who put themselves forward for election.

Trust Members will receive the minutes of the meeting in due course. Here are the slides used during the evening AGM 260215 .

As there was limited time for questions, we will issue a combined Q&A after the 19 March meeting – see separate article on this.

The new Trust Board will meet in March.


Feb
24

Supporters Bus Service – UPDATE

It is with regret that the Football Club Board have had to take the decision today NOT to run the Supporters Bus Service for the next two midweek games – Tuesday 17th March (Accrington Stanley) and Tuesday 14th April (Exeter City).

They have found that our mid-week matches are where we lose most revenue.

The Saturday service will continue to run but will need to be better used by our fans if it is to be extended into season 2015/16.  WWFC has said that they would continue the Saturday service until the end of the season and then review our plans for 2015/16, whilst taking into account the convenience of the service to those fans less able to make their own way to games.


Feb
16

Leanne is Cycling for the Trust and Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer UKHot on the heels of one charity event being announced (but taking place on the day before) comes news that  lifelong supporter Leanne Hurford is organising a static bike ride to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Wycombe Wanderers Trust.

Leanne is calling on fellow fans to support her efforts. She is hoping to raise over £3,000 by collaborating with Chairboys fans to clock up as many miles as possible on exercise bikes before the Blues host Cheltenham Town on Saturday 11th April.

Read more here

To sponsor Leanne, please call 07748 484249 or visit https://www.justgiving.com/LeanneHurford/ to donate online.

Can you lend an exercise bike or two for the static cycle ride on Saturday 11th April? Email website@wwfc.com if you have one that Leanne could borrow for the day.


Feb
14

Lisa’s Latest Fundraising Challenge

Lisa and GarethClub loyal supporter and Trust member Lisa Bowker is taking on another challenge this year to raise funds for the Trust and Wycombe Wanderers.

Last summer Lisa climbed to the top of Snowdon as part of a special event involving fans from a number of clubs.

On 12th April, Lisa is going to do a 10,000 ft tandem skydive.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth and a number of the WWFC players are already supporting this effort and you can too. UPDATE: Over £1000 has already been pledged or paid to support Lisa in this venture.

Click here for details on how to sponsor Lisa and help YOUR CLUB

Please go to Lisa’s giving page and pledge what you can to help her reach her goal of £2500.

Anyone who sponsors £5 or more will be put in a draw to win a signed pair of Matt Ingram’s gloves.

It has just been announced that Lisa has won the Sky Bet League Two Fan of the Month Award for January. Click here for more details of this award.


Jan
22

Stories you may have missed…… from WWFC!

wwfc 1We thought you might like an easy link to news stories from the past couple of months that have now dropped off the front page of the club’s official website www.wwfc.com Click on any/all of the links below:


Dec
15

Quiz Night – 21st March 2015

WWEXPAWWEPAThe Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association have their Quiz Night in the Vere Suite on Saturday 21st March 2015 starting at 7.30pm.

Just in from WWEPA:

“Looks like we’re in for a record attendance at our annual quiz which is only three weeks away. But there’s still time to book your places to ensure that all the good work put in by John Maskell and Vince Faulkner is put to good use. This event kicks off our year sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity that benefits many ex-footballers including some of our own former heroes.

Saturday, March 21 is the date with kick-off is at 7.30pm in the Vere Suite at Adams Park. There’ll be a two-course supper (cottage pie plus bread & butter pudding) included in the ticket price of £13.50. Special diets catered for as usual. Please ring any of the committee for further information or call the WWEPA Treasurer Kathy Hutchinson on 01628-523026.

In each of the five years we’ve staged this popular event we’ve had different winners. Last year it was Rod Lavers and his Republic of Chinnor team who lifted the silverware. Paul Birdseye’s Crazy Gang, who won in 2010 followed by Mike Knox’s School For Scandal, then the SOS team led by Joe Kotvics and Michelle Planterose’s team of Not A Clue will all hopefully be challenging again.

Who’ll get their name inscribed in the magnificent trophy this time round? And who’ll earn tickets to our annual dinner in November by doing so? We’re looking for teams of six or eight. But if you haven’t got that many friends we can do some mixing and matching. It’s all good fun and remember any profit we make goes to charity.  “


Dec
8

See Wycombe Wanderers’ History in the Library

We would like to invite you visit a special exhibition at High Wycombe Library which has been running from early December and into the Spring of 2015.

DSC01864The exhibition is a project led jointly by the Football Club, Wycombe Wanderers Trust and the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association showcasing memorabilia and artefacts from the club’s 127-year history, many of which have never before been viewed by the general public.

DSC01865It tells the story of the club’s Wembley years and famous cup runs, plus its various homes in the Wycombe area, while it also pays tribute to the legacy of Frank Adams and celebrates our “local heroes” and other connections which have helped cement the Chairboys into the heart of its local community.

The Wycombe library is situated opposite Marks and Spencer in the Eden Centre and the exhibition can be found on the second floor in the reference section. However near the first floor entrance there are entry forms for a special competition which anyone can enter, for which the answers can be found by looking at our special display cabinets dotted around the second floor.

DSC01868Some of the cabinets have drawers underneath enabling us to display some flat items so do open each drawer in turn.

For those interested in seeing more pictures from Wycombe Wanderers’ past, then go to Sharing Wycombe’s Old Photographs  via www.buckscc.gov.uk/swop – a Bucks Library Service initiative sponsored by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Thanks to the Fund-Raising Climbers

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Great Feedback for WWSET

16/01/2015

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09/01/2015

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Anti-Social Behaviour – Text Service

05/01/2015

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