Aims and Objectives of Hitchin Town Supporters Trust
The aim of Hitchin Town Supporters Trust is to provide additional funding to support the wages of the playing staff of Hitchin Town Football Club.
Hitchin Town Supporters Trust shall act as an independent association, not directly affiliated to Hitchin Town Football Club or responsible to Hitchin Town Football Club financially, in policy or otherwise.
A brief History of the Trust
During May 2005 with Hitchin Town Football Club only able to offer the then manager a meagre budget to use towards players wages, a low-key appeal was made to the supporters of the club for help. That help arrived with the formation of Hitchin Town Supporters Trust.
Supporters were invited to pledge their support to the trust with a guarantee that all monies donated would be used to offer the manager an additional players weekly wage budget on top of the budget offered to him by the club.
The response from the supporters was amazing and our appeals since then have been a tremendous success.
2020-21 Season Appeal
Once again Hitchin Town Supporters Trust is raising money to provide the manager with an additional weekly wage budget on top of the budget offered to him by the club.
Supporters can donate via one-off cash donations, quarterly cash instalments or weekly / monthly standing orders. Standing orders can be started at any time.
As per the last fifteen seasons the Management Team will hold regular forums with trust members during the 2020/21 season, either in person or by answering members emailed questions.
The amount of any donation will remain private between the donor and the trust committee.
There is no ‘pledge by’ date, in fact we hope to continue to get pledges throughout the summer and next season.
If you would like to offer a financial pledge and become a member of the Hitchin Town Supporters Trust for the coming season, please contact me via the email address below.
Rupert Russell, Secretary.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Annual General Meeting of the Hitchin Town Supporters Trust was a virtual one held by email and post during June 2020, with the committee being re-elected:
Chairman: David Tudball
Secretary: Rupert Russell
Treasurer: Ian Murrell
Committee Member without Portfolio: Peter Else
Secretary: Rupert Russell – Email Rupert
How to join
Alternatively, cut and paste the section below into an email and send it to Rupert.
Hitchin Town Supporters Trust Players’ Wage Financial Pledge form
I am willing to pledge financial support as follows to assist the club’s playing budget for the season 2020/21.
Please complete the relevant section:
£ a week for 52 weeks starting ………………………..(insert your chosen date)
£ a month for 12 months starting ………………………..(insert your chosen date)
£ a week for 40 weeks starting ………………………..(insert your chosen date)
£ a month for 10 months starting ………………………..(insert your chosen date)
4 payments of £___. Total £_____. Each payment collected every 10 weeks
A single payment of £______ on _______________20__
Address (inc. postcode)
Please email completed form to: Rupert Russell