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Robins Trust Question of Sport Quiz Night – Postponed

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Robins Trust board, we have taken the decision to postpone – but not cancel – our Question of Sport quiz night on Monday, April 23.
When we first planned the quiz night it was our intention for every team to have a special guest player from the football club.
Despite the best efforts of John Finnigan and Ben Mottram at the club, we have been unable to fulfil that promise.
Therefore, the difficult decision was made to postpone because the Trust did not want to renege on our original promise to fans.
It is absolutely our intention to run the Question of Sport Quiz at a time when we can guarantee a great night for all supporters and fulfil the promise of our original advertisement.
In the meantime, keep your eye on the Trust website and social channels for news on this and future events.

Robins Trust response to Season Ticket pricing complaints

The Robins Trust has noted the reaction from supporters to the recent season ticket announcement by the club.
The Trust’s Fan Elected Director campaigned at board level for a prize freeze on all season tickets, in line with our commitment to make football as affordable as possible.
FED Murry Toms also took a leading role in devising a detailed marketing plan to announce the sale period with as much fanfare as possible.
Murry put this plan into place ahead of travelling to Australia to work for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games.
During that period Down Under, what had been agreed and put in to place changed and this led to the bungled announcement made by the Football Club last week.
Not only had this detailed plan devised by a volunteer working on behalf of the fans been abandoned, there was a change to the sales process that made the announcement misleading.
The news of a £5 administration fee applied to all season tickets was news to both the Trust’s Fan Elected Director and to the Trust board.
We will be calling on the football club to explain this decision in full to supporters, who are understandably annoyed that their ‘frozen’ ticket prices are subject to a compulsory £5 rise.
The Trust will be considering any response by the football club with great interest.

Important information about the 50:50 Draw

There will be no Robins Trust 50/50 draw taking place during the Forest Green Rovers game on Saturday.

The Trust relies on its hardy band of volunteers to run the 50/50 draw and due to a number of factors, there are not enough volunteers available to service what is expected to be a bumper crowd.

However, the Trust board has decided to run a bumper draw for the home game against Coventry City, with a jackpot prize of £250 to be won.

Each season, the Trust hands out more than £2,000 in prizes through the 50/50 draw, with the other half of the proceeds being used to further the Trust’s goals.

The Trust board are currently looking at options for extending and improving the 50/50 draw and would love to hear from anyone who can help improve what we do.
Please contact the Trust via info@robinstrust.org if you can help sell tickets, or have ideas to share.

And remember to buy more than one ticket for the final draw of the season when there is our biggest ever prize to be won.

Chairman steps down, meeting planned for March 26

At a scheduled meeting earlier this week, Robins Trust chairman Tarran Wilson notified the Trust board of his decision to stand down from his role due to work commitments.

Tarran had served as a board member for a number of years and took on the role of chairman after the reorganisation and relaunch of the Trust in October 2017.

The Trust board would like to pay tribute to the hard work, commitment and determination Tarran has shown in the many roles he has held, not least in steering the Trust into a new era.

Since the relaunch, when an almost entirely-new board was elected, the Trust has been operating with a bigger, broader-skilled board that represents a wider demographic of Cheltenham Town fans,

An extraordinary general meeting of the Robins Trust board will be held on Monday, March 26 during which the elected members will decide what steps to take next, in accordance with the Trust’s rules.

Further announcements will be made after that meeting via the Trust website and social media channels.

£5,145.33 raised for the British Lung Foundation

Last night our online auction of match worn shirts drew to a close with supporters vying for a piece of Cheltenham Town history.

It saw a flurry of late bidding which took the total raised through AMS Auctions alone to almost £2,800.

Harry Pell’s shirt topped the lot, going for a staggering £503 with all but two of the blue jerseys going for more than £100.

The money raised last night will be added to the proceeds of the bucket collection and auctions at the ground immediately after the match on December 9.

In the end, going blue for Crewe raised £5,145.33 for the British Lung Foundation.

It was an initiative by the fans to put on a show of togetherness with Vicky Veness and Ian Hutton, while raising funds and awareness for the UK’s only charity that looks after the nation’s lungs.

With the event gaining local and national attention in the media, including an appearance on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM, we achieved everything we set out to do.

A shirt signed by studio guests Tyson Fury, Danny Dyer and Jimmy Bullard in itself fetched £152.

We have invited the charity back to the LCI Rail Stadium in the next few weeks so that the supporters can hand over the big cheque at half-time. We’ll release the details of that as soon as we have it.

And the best news of the lot is that Vicky recently received some fantastic news, reporting she was in remission after treatment.

Thank you to every single volunteer, supporter, player and member of staff at the club for their contribution. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Won a shirt?

Winning bidders will need to collect their shirts from AMS Auctions, based in Leckhampton from tomorrow.

Full details of how to get there as well as contact details can be found on their website here.

If you have any questions at all for the Trust, please get in touch at info@robinstrust.org.

How £5,145.33 was raised:

Online auction: £2,783

  • Harry Pell £503
  • Carl Winchester £220
  • Dan O’Shaughnessy £214
  • Kyle Storer £198
  • George Lloyd £162
  • Mo Eisa £156
  • Soccer AM shirt £152
  • Joe Morrell £152
  • Jerrell Sellars £152
  • Freddie Hinds £142
  • Kevin Dawson £132
  • Nigel Atangana £132
  • Will Boyle £104
  • Taylor Moore £98
  • Matt Bower £84
  • Blank shirts £130

Bucket collection: £1,304.32

  • Including Peter Matthews BBC commentary match fee

Main bar auction with writer and broadcaster Tom Watt: £300

  • Danny Wright’s shirt £80 (voted for by the fans in online poll)
  • Neil Grayson shirt £30 (returned by winning bidder for online auction)
  • Carabao Cup Final tickets £100 (supplied by the EFL)
  • EFL official Mitre match ball £90 (supplied by the EFL)

Hospitality auction £190

  • Jamie Grimes’ shirt

Text to donate: £230

Suggested donations in club shop: £338.01