Trust Newsletter | January 2021
Hello and welcome to the latest online edition of the Trust newsletter.
"As someone who has been allowed into the ground on match-days I can tell you, it’s just not the same, and the difference that having supporters back in the ground made, albeit for such a short time, was incredible."
"Thank you so much for helping the Club to put those games on safely, your collaboration and attention to what was required has been greatly appreciated. Hopefully everybody will be back soon."
"The Trust, during this exceedingly difficult period, has been as active as ever. Pre-Christmas we partnered with Exeter Community Initiatives to help raise over £2,000 for Christmas parcels, including several hundred pounds worth of gift vouchers for the Exeter City Community Trust."
"We’ve continued to meet and have recently formally confirmed the appointment of Richard Pym as a Director and Chair of the Club Board for a further period, and likewise have re-appointed Julian Tagg as a Director of the Club."
"Various joint group meetings have continued including the vital ‘Budget Options Group’ (the ‘BOG’), who constantly review the Club’s financial position with a view to ‘what happens next’. What capital projects can we develop, what’s available for next season's budget, and of course, our on-going sustainability. I’m sure there will be more from this group as we continue the season."
"We are also busy deploying a new ticketing system (which we hope will incorporate our membership solution) and our marvellous Trust corporate members have bandied together to sponsor one of our Academy teams."
'Our thanks to: JMT Woodbuild, Route 2 Bikes, The Light Brown Partnership, Pellews Flooring, Arque, Funeral Guide, Ruddlesden Geotechnical, Speedy Freight, Apex Scaffolding, Metalwork Solutions, Direct Assembly Solutions, GX Accounting, Office Work Software, T.J. Purdy Ltd, Heavitree Brewery, Girling Jones, Brothwell Irvine and Signs Express."
"We are currently looking at ways to further help our academy off the back of our hugely successful STARS campaign last year and again, we’ll provide further detail as soon as we can."
"Finally, I’m delighted to report that our membership continues to grow, and especially that more and more Junior Grecians are becoming full Trust members. Our current membership is 3,809, the highest it’s been since 2011/12, the year our numbers were bolstered by the demand for tickets to our home tie with Liverpool in the EFL Cup."
"Thank you all for your support, stay safe, and come on you reds!!!!"
Nick Hawker, Trust Chairman
Creating Connections - CCT
Our friends at Exeter CITY Community Trust are developing some exciting programmes to help people remain connected through the lockdown.
They have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery to support their ‘Creating Connections’ project and, throughout this project, they will be running lots of different activities to help people stay in touch and make new friends.
Supporting the ECFC Family
Since March 2020, it has been impossible for CITY Community Trust to take donations at Exeter City FC matches, which usually provides a key source of income for the charity. Acknowledging this, Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, with thanks to the fundraising initiative ‘Grecian Goal’, are donating £2,500 to the charity to compensate for this loss.