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24th December 2018

 

As the year moves towards the end of 2018 I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our members and all the Macclesfield Town FC supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the Silkmen Supporters' Trust during 2018, especially to:-

 

  • All our members.
  • Those who stepped  down from the Board this year - Chairman Stephen Mundy.
  • Clive Westbury for auditing our accounts in his own time.
  • Those of you who attended the AGM and our ordinary board meetings.and put forward your ideas, thoughts and questions.
  • All those who contributed to our fundraising activities - our Easy Fundraisers, Lotto members and Silk pledgers.

 

In 2019 with the input of new board members with new ideas, the SST are looking to re-launch in 2019 with contemporary aims and objectives. The more members we have, the stronger the influence we can have in support of our beloved club. Of course the more we can do to help improve this; the better is the fans' rxperience. Whether this is about the need for a new Butch's Bar; a new scoreboard or new bins around the ground, we would like the fans that we represent to have more of a say. This is not only with regards to how any funds raised are spent, but as to how the voices of the Silkmen faithful are heard in helping ito nfluence positive change at our beloved club.

 

Andy Worth

 

SST Chairman

 

20th December 2018

 

A Collection for Mrs Etchells on Saturday 22nd December 2018.

 

Paul Etchells (aka Etch) provided seventeen years devoted service to Macclesfield Town Football Club in his role as a doorman (initially) but then as a kit man for twelve years, where his friendly, hard working and dependable approach made him a hugely popular figure with players, management and fans alike until his retirement at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Over the past years, the health of Etch’s dearly loved wife, Mrs Etch has been blighted by fibromyalgia; a chronic condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, marked fatigue, mood dysfunction and memory loss. Several years ago she was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy. This is a very serious complication of diabetes which means that there is nerve damage most commonly to the feet and legs (and sometimes hands and arms) and causes such signs and symptoms as numbness, tingling pain and lack of sensation and can cause infection, injuries, ulceration and even amputation. In the case of Mrs Etch she has suffered significant impairment in feeling sensation in her lower limbs which has affected her mobility and she finds it extremely difficult to stand or walk. As a consequence, the care needs of Mrs Etch have intensified with Etch and his daughter doing their very best to care for her, but really struggling due to the lack of resources that they have available to them.

 

On Saturday afternoon at the Port Vale game, a number of volunteers will be sited around different parts of the Moss Rose with buckets in hand, collecting money that will be used to contribute towards a garage conversion that would include a wet room, electronic hoist and toilet. Such resources would have a massively beneficial effect on Mrs Etch’s quality of life and level of independence, and provide the help and support required to reduce the significant physical and emotional stress that the family are currently under. Etch has given so much over the years in helping the Silkmen cause, and now it is time for the Silkmen faithful to give something back to Etch and his family, not only to reduce their pain and suffering, but to say thanks to a true gentleman for all his hard work and help turn his wife; his family’s and his frowns upside down!

 

14th December 2018

 

The SST's Response to Amar AlKhadi's Responses to the SST Open Letter

 

12th December 2018


Amar AlKhadi
c/o Macclesfield Town Football Club
Moss Rose Stadium
London Road
Macclesfield
SK11 7SP

 


Dear Amar


On behalf of the Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) board I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for taking the time to personally intervene and provide responses to the questions
that were originally posed by us to Kevin Green Chief Executive at Macclesfield Town Football
Club on 24 th November 2018. As I am sure you are aware, your responses have now been
highlighted on the SST website in addition to the Star Lane End (SLE) and Wraggs to Riches
websites in the spirit of transparency and openness which we hope will continue to be the case
in future dialogue.


I would like to take this opportunity to advise you that the SST board now intend to scrutinize
your responses in more detail, and will then provide a written response which will be also be
highlighted on the aforementioned websites as an open letter. Once again many thanks for
your responses, and we look forward to further development of open and informative dialogue
between you, your senior representatives and ourselves.


Yours sincerely


Andy Worth


SST Chairman

 

 

 

 

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