31st December 2017
Silkmen Supporters Trust support the Silkmen Campaign Fund
As you may have seen on the Official Site, Macclesfield Town FC have launched a Silkmen Campaign Fund to raise funds which will be used solely for additions to John Askey's playing budget – for full details see here
The Campaign will work in the same way as last year’s, with investors receiving their donation back plus the same amount again if the team reaches the Football League. Last year, however, the campaign ran at the start of the Season whereas this year we’re already half way there.
John Askey has done a tremendous job in getting us to the top of the National League. Our number one aim has to be to return to the Football League and if anybody can get us there then it’s John and the SST wants to help. Investment by the fans and the SST in the past has enabled John to bring such great players as Danny Whitehead and David Fitzpatrick to the Club and we think that this initiative gives people an opportunity to help John strengthen the team for the second half of the season.
To show our support the SST are investing £1,000 in the Campaign.
4 December 2017
3 December 2017
It has been sad couple of weeks as we have lost not one but two friends and loyal Silkmen supporters.
R.I.P Hilary Woolliscroft
One of the original members of the SST and wife of our former Secretary, David, Hilary was diagnosed with cancer in the summer 2016 and was told that she may have only six months to live. But she fought back with courage and dignity and with David’s love and support she not only outlasted all expectations, but was still able to get to the Moss Rose to watch her beloved Silkmen.
Hilary – you will be missed.
A celebration of Hilary’s life will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday 12th December at 10am. Flowers will be provided by the family only and at Hilary’s request, anyone planning to come and celebrate her life is urged to wear football shirts rather than the traditional black.
R.I.P. David “Moose” Littler.
It was after a period of extensive caring by David of close family members - his father, Alan, his mother Margaret and his wife, Linda, that Dave became very ill himself . Unfortunately he lost that battle when he passed away on Tuesday November 21st 2017 at 10.45pm.
As one of the founders with his father of the “Moose Tours” to MTFC away games, he provided not just transport for Silkmen Supporters but many memories of happiness and enjoyment on these encounters. He was also a star turn in the Sutton Christmas Panto.
Moose – you will be missed.
A church service will be held at Sutton Church at 12pm on Monday 11th December and following on from this, the McIlroy Suite will be open from 12:30 – where it is hoped that as many people as possible will attend to pay tribute to a wonderful man.
19 November 2017
The Silkmen Supporters Trust Annual General Meeting took place on 13th November.
The financial statements for the period covering the 17 month period ending the 30th June 2017 were adopted (proposed by James Goodwin and seconded by Chrissie Thompson).
The independent examination of the accounts was carried out by Silkmen fan Clive Westbury to whom the SST are extremely grateful. We are required to have a yearly examination of our financial statements and if we had to pay an outside person this would cost a considerable sum.
Sadly, no new people stood for election this year and two Board Members of long service (George Williams and David Woolliscroft) stood down.
George joined the Board in 2008 and apart from a short interlude has served as the Trust’s Communication Officer since then. He developed the Club’s Twitter and Face Book accounts and was also responsible for sending out all the e-mail communications. He has also served as Vice Chairman for the last two and a half years.
David also joined the Board in 2008 and has served as Hon Secretary for most of that time. Following the Club’s relegation from the Football League and its subsequent financial problems, David served as a Director for the Football Club and helped keep the Club afloat during that time.
Both George and David have spent countless hours of their free time to support the SST, the Club and its fans. On behalf of the SST I would like to thank them for their immense contribution to the Trust and its objectives during the last nine years.
The current Board is as follows
Steve Mundy (Chairman)
Myra Clark (Treasurer)
John Abbott (Accounts and Finance)
Andy Mellor (Disabilities Liaison Officer)
Chrissie Thompson (Communications)
Marie Grundy (Lotto and Minutes Sec)
Bernie Rickman (Membership Secretary)
John Smart (Board Member)
We will be looking to increase the size of the Board in the New Year by co-opting additional members so if you think you may be interested then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There followed an open meeting beginning with a short report into how the SST had tried to meet its objectives during the last 17 months through fundraising, paying for equipment for the Club and for improvements to the ground. Also, the efforts which had been made to try and improve communications between the Club and the fans.
Finances - The Trust’s current finances stand at around £6,500.
Lotto – The Lotto has approximately 260 members and continues to pay £500 to the Club every month. The Lotto has also been able to pay for; a grass strimmer for Gary the groundsman, the creation of a children’s play area in the McAlpine Stand and for half of the cost of a new glasswasher and ice machine for the McIlroy suite.
Membership – There had been 22 renewals and two new members bringing the total to just under 130.
The SST would like to thank all those who came to the meeting and put forward their thoughts and ideas.
12 November 2017
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