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What the Trust is for

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We are often asked "what is the Bluebirds Trust all about?" and "What do you do?" In short, we have 7 main aims: 1) Supporter Voice, liaising with the club (with but not for) 2) Support for the Performance Centre through the raffle 3) Trust Travel 4) Trust Tickets 5) 'Rainy Day' Money to support the viability of Barrow AFC 6) Fund Raising for Projects Supported by the Members 7) Specific joint projects supporting the wider community with the club (Food Bank etc) Further details can be found on the "About" tab at the top of the page or by clicking
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August Newsletter

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Our August newsletter has just been emailed to our subscribers. With the chairman's message, updates on our community work, membership renewals, travel and more, check your inbox to catch up on all our news. If you would like to join the mailing list, please let us know on info@bluebirdstrust.co.uk and we'll add you to the mailing list.
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Memberships now due for renewal

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Memberships for the Bluebirds Trust for the 2018-19 season are now due for renewal. For the fifth consecutive year, membership costs just £10 for over 16s, with Under 16s membership priced at just £1. Downloadable forms are available from http://www.bluebirdstrust.co.uk/index.php/downloads/ for those wishing to renew, or for new members. Payment by Direct Debit is available at https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0001MX1JB91F for Under 16s and https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00009265TQA6 for adults. Members who already pay by direct debit DO NOT need to take any action, your membership will renew automatically on the anniversary of your payment. We will have a presence at the Open Day on Friday and forms can be collected/completed/returned at the Trust Office on a matchday or sent to the address on the form. If you have changed your email address or postal address,…
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Supporters Direct AGM Vote : Result

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On Saturday, our representative Peter Greenwood attended the Supporters Direct AGM in London and in line with the majority of feedback received from Bluebirds Trust members, voted in favour of creating a new organisation with the Football Supporters Federation. Further information on the eventual result is available from ther Supporters Direct link below. https://supporters-direct.org/articles/sd-agm-indicative-resolution-result
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Barrow AFC fans, Jonny Todd, Oliver Forlizzi and Tom Lawson are doing a 500 mile bike ride across northern England in early September to raise funds for the Bluebirds Trust Community Ticket Scheme. From the 1st September the trio will be cycling a mile 500 mile loop covering Carlisle, Newcastle, Thirsk, Huddersfield, Crewe, St Helens, Morecambe and finishing off at Barrow AFC, hopefully in time for the home game against Dagenham and Redbridge on September 8th. You can sponsor the lads via their Just Giving webpage here Just Giving Page
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At the Supporters Direct AGM on 28th July, a vote will be taken on the future of Supporters Direct, the organisation that co-ordinates and oversees Supporters Trusts like ours. The Bluebirds Trust has a vote at that meeting and we need to hear from you on how you would like us to vote. The choice is between a merger with the Football Supporters Federation to form a new single organisation, or continue as a stand alone body. Full details of the background, arguments for and against are available from the following links. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lmuh4bJUDYBJpO2Bz5UC4lq1QLmdIMh5 - Supporters Direct AGM Pack, also available from our downloads page. http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/fsf-and-sd-merger-papers - FSF Statement We would encourage all our members to take the time to download the information and think about how they would like to…
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New Manager Appointment – Ian Evatt

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It’s great to hear from our new manager Ian Evatt that he wants to bring back a better connection between the support and the team. He has a good reputation as a captain and leader, as you can see from the reaction to him from fans of the clubs he played for. We all know that Barrow works best for all when everyone pulls together, like we did to stay up at the end of season. We’ve some of the best fans in non-league but they also need the team to turn up and give 100%. Ian gets this. The Bluebirds Trust has been encouraged to make some suggestions as to how Ian and the team might connect best with fans. It is your football club in your area, so…
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Notes from the June Board Meeting

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Bluebirds’ Trust Meeting - 9 June 2018 [N.B: These notes record the salient points of a wide-ranging and informal discussion. Whilst prepared in good faith and published in line with a commitment to transparency, they have not been reviewed in draft other than by the Chairman, as agreed at the meeting] Attendees Steve Herbert (Bluebirds’ Trust Chairman) (SH) Andy McKinnon (National Supporters Club Chairman) (AM) Chris Altree (CA) Jamie Moore (JM) Matt Messenger (MM) Ryan Potter (RP) Allan Boyle (AB) Ste Storey (SS) Levi Gill (LG) John Little (JL) Ryan Sutherland Andrew Casson (CEO, Barrow AFC) (AC) Craig Rutherford (Barrow AFC Community Sports) (CR) Peter Greenwood (Secretary) (PWG) Introduction 1. SH reported that apologies had been received from Ian Carruthers, Mark McCarthy, Frazer Stewart and Richard Ingham. Whilst this was…
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June Board Meeting

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The June Meeting of the Bluebirds Trust will take place on Saturday June 9th at 1pm at the Soccer Bar. Prior to the normal business of the Board meeting, a discussion with Andrew Casson and Craig Rutherford (Barrow AFC Community Sports) will take place to discuss how the club, and the Trust can work together in the future. The National Supporters Club have also been contacted and asked if they wish to send a representative and join the discussion. All are welcome to attend. Agenda: Discussion with AC&CR about working together in the future and then the normal Trust Board agenda which you are welcome to stay for if you wish. Apologies Minutes Matters Arising New Secretary and AGM Date Travel Next Season Tournaments and Fundraising A.O.B
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Trust & Community Sports Raffle v Ebbsfleet

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Bluebirds Trust & Barrow AFC Community Sports Raffle Results v Ebbsfleet United, Saturday 14th April 2018 Before the results, a massive thank you to everyone who has bought raffle tickets this season. We have now raised over £4000 for the Trust and the Community Sports with the Chester game still to come. 1st… £75 Ticket No … 1959 (black text) ... Claimed By...Mr P Collins, Ainslie Street, Barrow-in-Furness. 2nd … Match Day Ticket ... (league games only) Ticket No… 939 (black text) ... Claimed By...Mr N Waller, Kirkstone Crescent, Barrow-in-Furness. 3rd… £5... Ticket No… 677 (black text) ... Claimed By...Mr C Burrow, Sparkbridge, Nr Ulverston. Tickets Sold... 362 The Bluebirds Trust & Barrow AFC Community Sports Raffle is sponsored by: best-one Off Licence and Convenience Store, Ormsgill 34-36 Middlefield, Barrow-in-Furness,…
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Message from a legend

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While checking the email bookings for the buses, we have received a lovely message from Bluebirds Legend Kenny Gordon which we thought was worthy of a wider audience. Hi Chris its Kenny Gordon from Oz . Sorry can't make the Guiseley trip on Tuesday but I will be there in heart. I've been in this position before and i know the lads will not make mistakes on purpose so stick with them give them the support you have all season, they really do appreciate it.
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Subsidised Buses to Guiseley & Aldershot

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Announced by the club on the Official Website 12th April Club News Story The support from our away fans on the road has been phenomenal this season and we want to thank those who travel the length and breadth of the country in support of our team. Following discussions with Trust Chairman Steve Herbert, we can announce the following deals: Seats on the supporters bus to Guiseley next Tuesday 17th April will be £5 and are available on a first come, first served basis. The bus will leave Ramsden Square at 3:45pm. Seats on the supporters bus to Aldershot on Saturday 21st April will be £15 and are also available on a first come, first served basis. The bus will leave Ramsden Square at 6:30am. As has been the case…
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April Update

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A message from Trust Chair, Steve Herbert. Just a quick update to let people know how things are going: Easter Eggs- Around 100 Easter Eggs were donated by Barrow fans and local schools and went to the Food Bank. Thanks to all who donated and Craig Rutherford from BAFC in the Community for collecting and delivering. Community- There is a sum of money raised from the raffle ready for the Community to draw down at any time. Already this season, money raised by you has paid for training kit and gear. Trust Tickets- If anyone would like to nominate organisations, teams, individuals or families for tickets please get in touch at any time, either by PMing or asking on here, or by e-mailing info@bluebirdstrust.stephenstorydesign.co.uk . Even today, we were lucky…
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Easter Egg Foodbank Collection

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Following a suggestion from a Trust Member, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding an Easter Egg Collection for the Barrow foodbank. As with our Christmas collections, Barrow AFC have kindly allowed us to use the Reception area at the ground as a collection point. Donations can be dropped off at the Reception area at the club, the Trust Office on a matchday or if you need us to collect your donation, please contact us. Thanks in advance for your support with this initiative.
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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE - We are now meeting at the Soccer Bar. A reminder that the Trust Board will be meeting this Saturday 3rd of March at 12.30pm at the Soccer Bar The meeting WILL take place regardless of the match v Eastleigh going ahead later on. The future of the Trust will be under discussion and anyone interested in coming forward to help with the running of the Trust is invited to come along and share their ideas.
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Bluebirds Trust Board March Meeting – Appeal for new volunteers

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The next Trust Board meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd March at the later than usual time of 12.30 at the Crossbar at The FBS Stadium. Thanks to Barrow AFC for allowing us to use one of the Corporate Rooms for this meeting. As you will remember, with recent resignations the Trust is in need of new people to come forward and help move it forward. We invite anyone interested in becoming more involved with the Trust to come along and find out more about the tasks that need to be taken on and suggesting ways for the Trust to move forward. We are aware of a few people who have expressed an interest in possibly stepping forward and we hope they will attend and find out more. New…
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