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Apr
12

More Great Work Done By The Volunteers…………Can You Help on Sunday 22nd April?

Big thanks to the volunteers that worked so hard at the training ground last Saturday. Great effort and well done. 

As always we still have more to do, so if anyone would like to come and help on Sunday 22nd April they would be really welcome. The gates will open at 09:30, a sandwich lunch will be provided, but you need to bring your own hot drinks. 

All tools provided but please bring along a pair of gloves

Please let John know if you can help by phoning 01494 441145

Thanks again
on behalf of John Derben (WWFC PALS Co-ordinator)

Apr
1

Volunteers Taskforce Required for Saturday 7th April

“My thanks to the volunteers that worked so hard at the training ground on Sunday 25th March. Splendid effort and well done. 

As always we still have more to do, so if anyone would like to come and help at the same place on Saturday 7th April they would be really welcome. The gates will open at 09:30, a sandwich lunch provided, but you need to bring your own hot drinks. 

All tools provided but please bring along a pair of gloves

Please let John know if you can help by phoning 01494 441145

(We don’t have a game that Saturday as intended opponents Lincoln are in the Checkatrade Final on Sunday 8th)

Thanks again”

Sent on behalf of John Derben (WWFC PALS Co-ordinator)

Feb
2

Supposing Wycombe Wanderers HAD Won the FA Cup?

We all remember getting to the FA Cup Semi-Final in 2001, probably the closest most of us have ever been to lifting the hallowed trophy.

Now you can have the opportunity of lifting a replica of the FA Cup, bedecked in light and dark blue ribbons.

Weather permitting this trophy will be on display on Terry’s Badges stall just inside the Adams Park gates before some of our remaining games this season – when Terry himself is present.

Terry has paid out to buy this full-size version of the FA Cup, so if you want to take a picture,  please can you make him a donation of just £1 to help towards his costs.

While you are there, why not buy a Matchday Badge for just £3 – all profits from which go to support the football club’s finances.

Other WWFC themed badges are also available to buy.

 

Nov
30

R.I.P – Len Monk (1921-2017)

The Trust was saddened to learn of the recent death of one its oldest members – Len Monk, who passed away on 25th November 2017.

A lifelong resident of High Wycombe, Len had held a WWFC season ticket and been a member of the Woodlands Executive Club for many years.

Len enjoyed five trips to Wembley to watch his beloved Wanderers, the first of those being the 1957 Amateur Cup Final.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and we send our condolences to all who knew him.

Nov
26

Use Easyfundraising to Raise More Funds for Wycombe Wanderers as You Shop Online

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Wycombe Wanderers Trust?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wycombewandererstrust/

and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Wycombe Wanderers Trust for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Wycombe Wanderers will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Nov
23

Let WWSET’s FFIT Programme Help You Get In Shape

Football Fans in Training is a hugely successful lifestyle programme aimed at men aged 35 – 65 years old with a waist size of 38 inches or more.

Delivered at professional clubs, by professional clubs, participants get the chance to learn about diet & nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices and take part in the gentle physical activity.

Each of the scheduled WWSET FFIT programmes will run one evening a week for 12 weeks at Adams Park, with participants building up their ability to take part in some football-related activity. Whilst improving the health and wellbeing of our fans, the FFIT programme will also provide a behind-the-scenes look at Wycombe Wanderers FC.

The FREE weekly sessions are split between education based workshops and physical activity training with all sessions delivered by WWSET’s professional coaches. Participants will also receive a free WWFC top and jogging bottoms each.

The main aims of the programme are to:

  • Increase knowledge of diet & nutrition
  • Improve lifestyle choices
  • Increase physical activity amongst participants
  • Reduce weight and waist measurements
  • Increase engagement in other physical activity

To sign up for the WWSET FFIT programme all you have to do is meet the criteria below. It’s a great opportunity to improve your fitness, lose weight, and train with fellow supporters at Adams Park but places are limited so don’t delay…get in touch with us to reserve your place!

There are three courses being delivered across the next year:

Dates:

17th May – 2nd August 2017 – Course One successfully completed

6th September – 22nd November 2017 – Course Two now completed

17th January – 11th April 2018 – Book Now!

The courses will take place on a Wednesday evening (6:00 pm – 7.30pm)

Location:

Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.HP12 4HJ

Eligibility:

You are eligible to take part if you are a male between 35 and 65 years old and meet any of the following criteria:

Trouser waist size of 38 inches+

Belly 100cm+ (measure your waist and go around your belly!)

BMI of 27+ (Calculate this by visiting http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/)

Contact:

To register please email sam.parker@wwfc.com or phone 01494 455736 with the details below:

Name

Address

DOB

Contact Telephone and/or Email

BMI / Belly / Trouser size

Nov
19

Volunteers Update

Once again THANK YOU to those who helped with the strimming behind the Frank Adams Stand, this was an important piece of work that had to carried out.

Without all of you volunteers Wycombe Wanderers would be spending lots of money to have this type of work completed.

Wycombe Wanderers and the Trust appreciate all the work that you do, here are some of the areas that you have helped with so far this season:

  • Seat Cleaning
  • Painting of the Stairs in the Beachdean Stand
  • Painting of the Toilets
  • Weeding and Strimming around the ground
  • Car Parking
  • Programme Sales
  • General Maintenance

Thanks again and kind regards

John Derben (PALS Organiser)

If you fancy volunteering to help YOUR CLUB then please speak with John Derben or contact General manager Michael Davies (email michael.davies@wwfc.com) indicating any particular area of interest/expertise and your general availability to assist.

Sep
28

R.I.P. – Ann Lewis (1934-2017)

Ann Lewis – a lifelong Wanderers supporter – passed away suddenly on 15th September 2017, aged 82.  Ann was a long-time member of both the Official and Independent Supporters’ Clubs and her cheery character saw her make many friends during her travels home and away with the Wanderers.

Ann comes from a family with a history of support for the Wanderers.  Her father took her to her first Wanderers game in the early 1950’s and her loyalty for The Blues carried on throughout her entire life.  She was lucky enough to enjoy the run to the Amateur Cup Final at Wembley in 1957 (along with her husband Brian) before passing down the family tradition of watching the Wanderers to son Paul in 1973.

Ann, with Paul, continued to be regulars at Loakes Park and many away days, before sharing the wonderful experience of the Martin O’Neil years at Adams Park, including the memorable victories at Wembley in 1991, 1993 and 1994.  Another highlight for Ann was the FA Cup run of 2001 where she travelled to Selhurst Park, Leicester and Villa Park on never to be forgotten occasions.  The latter gave Ann the chance to show off her creative style with a self-decorated hat and makeup.

Although Ann will be deeply missed by her family and friends, the family tradition of support for the Wanderers continue with Paul (a season ticket for the past 35 years) plus Paul’s partner Jane and their daughter Aimee (both now season ticket holders for more than ten years), all regulars in The Family Stand.

Sep
25

70 Years A Chairboys Fan – Well Done Dave!

Dave Payne has been supporting Wycombe since his first match 70 years ago, when Frank Adams handed over the ground at Loakes Park to the Club.

‘Payney’ was smitten from that day onwards.

Thanks Dave for your incredible dedication to the Club over so many years  – from all your friends at Wycombe Wanderers.

Sep
21

Get Well Soon – Eddie Ball

We would like to send best wishes to Trust Member and long time supporter Eddie Ball who has been recovering from a fall whilst on holiday and a subsequent period of illness.

Eddie will be best known to many Wycombe fans as the guy who often used to wear an Indian Chieftain headdress.

He was able to come in his wheelchair to the match vs Luton last Saturday, his first game for some time.

We hope Eddie makes a full recovery soon and is soon back with us as a regular supporter

Aug
31

PALS Working Parties

Please see below message from Trust Director John Derben:

“It’s that time again, we need to tackle the banks around the car park. Several of you have asked about the dates and I can now confirm that with agreement with the club, we have now fixed Sunday 10th September and Sunday 24th September for our working parties.

The usual arrangements apply –  9:30am/10:00am start and a 4:00pm finish, but of course you can leave early to your own program. No tools are required although if you have a spare petrol strimmer that would be helpful. A sandwich lunch will be provided along with plenty of drinks.

The job is essentially working behind a team of strimmers and collecting all the rubbish which will be put into bags and taken up to the dump by tractor.

Please let me know if you can come, especially on the 10th as I have to organise the sandwiches next week.

This has almost become a social occasion, and if the weather is fine we should have a good time.

Please contact me by telephone or email j.derben123@btinternet.com  I will be pleased to hear from you”.

Jul
9

Adams Park – Owned by the Fans – Loved by the Fans – Preserved by the Fans

A decent number of Wanderers fans of all ages (from teenage to over 80) turned up today for the first of this summer’s volunteer days.

The Wycombe PALS were put to good use cleaning seats, painting steps as well as clearing brambles and other overgrowth around the stadium.

Many of these jobs could not be done without the contribution of the volunteers who include a few who turn up during every week

Another similar day was held on Sunday 23rd July  

THANKS TO THE WYCOMBE PALS