As previously reported here, Wrexham Football Club celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year and it is organising a number of events to celebrate this, as well as raising much needed funds for their club.
Wrexham is a 100% fans owned club and rely heavily on fans contributions, and with this in mind they are seeking our help in promoting an event that will give other Supporters Trusts a chance to raise funds for their own group or club.
For the past three years, Wrexham fans have climbed to the highest point in Wales, Snowdon, as a fundraiser, raising close to £40,000. However, this year they are limiting the number of Wrexham fans making the walk to 150! This is where we, as WWFC fans come in…….
They are looking for 150 other Supporters Trusts or groups to join them in making the walk on behalf of their own Trust or group, to raise funds for their own organisation. They asked for no more than two fans per Trust or group to register for the walk and for them to collect sponsorship for their own organisation.
The walk is to take place on Sunday 29th June 2014, and the ascent will start from the Pen-Y-Pass car park up the Miners Track route at 10am. Wrexham Supporters Trust will put on coaches departing from Wrexham at 8am, as there is minimal parking at the Pen-Y-Pass car park.
We therefore have been invited as a Supporters Trust to put representatives forward for this walk as soon as possible and, within hours of receiving this invitation from Wrexham, we received expressions of interest from several regular fans and Trust members. Lisa Bowker (left) and Trust and WWFC Director David Roberton were the first two to volunteer, any unsuccessful names are being held in reserve.
Sponsorship of Lisa and David is now very important and to assist them in this aim, we suggest that, if you are prepared to offer your support, you email the Trust at email@example.com confirming who you wish to sponsor and by how much and this will be forwarded to Lisa or David.
Both Gareth Ainsworth and Richard Dobson have already signed up to sponsor Lisa and ‘Gaz’ is shown (right) about to sign her form.
Quite separately, another loyal supporter Frank Burton (pictured left) is climbing Ben Nevis on 20 September, and is also keen to raise funds for the Trust.
Frank and his wife celebrate 25 years wed this year along with two very good friends. As they are all fast approaching fifty they wanted to do something special and to show they are not past it. They are mainly doing the Ben Nevis climb for fun but Frank has seized upon the opportunity to try and raise some much needed cash for his football club at the same time.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Frank, should contact the Trust as above i.e by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org