What do you remember about 2005?

You may remember the catchy “Is This the Way to Amarillo” sung by Tony Christie and featuring Peter Kay which spent seven weeks at Number 1, Tony Blair won a third consecutive General Election and Liverpool overcame a 0-3 half time deficit to beat AC Milan on penalties to win the Champions League – I can’t imagine they’ll be winning that again anytime soon. Oh, hang on!

Very much closer to home 2005 saw the creation of the Hitchin Town Supporters’ Trust as supporters pledged to contribute to the Hitchin Town FC playing budget to enable manager Darren Salton to bring in players that the club would otherwise have been unable to afford. Amazingly 15 years on the Trust is still going strong, but with your help it could go even stronger.

It is a testament to Trust members that many of those who signed up in 2005 are still contributing today and we have picked up new members over the years, but overall we have fewer members than 15 years ago so it would be great to see some new blood. You don’t have to contribute vast sums (you can if you like of course), but for the price of a pint or a coffee a week, you can help boost the playing budget and help Mark Burke strengthen the squad.

You are reading this article, so have an interest in the club, so why not sign up and help the Trust help the club. Donations big or small, one-offs or regular Standing Orders, cheques or cash payments are all most welcome, so go on, sign up and who knows, you may help Hitchin Town compete at the right end of the table in the new season.

For clarity, the Hitchin Town Supporters’ Trust is completely separate from the Supporters’ Club and its sole objective remains to make a weekly contribution to the playing budget, no more, no less. Plus, every penny that is contributed goes to that aim with nothing taken out or diverted to any other aspect of the club.

Additional information about the Trust can be found here.

If you would like to join the Trust or have any questions, please email Rupert Russell by clicking here.