Welcome to this month’s update, the final one of what has proven to be an eventful year, on the activities that the Trust is undertaking on behalf of the members and within the local community.
Year in Reflection
This year heralded a number of significant moments for the Trust. One of those moments being the excitement of seeing construction begin on the new Fan Park with a ceremonial breaking of the ground event with Mark Palios. Not long after, in August, the main force behind the new fan park Trust Chairman Ben Harrison tragically passed away. The loss of Ben was devastating for the Trust, his family, and his friends of which he had very many. Ben’s vision and relentless drive to ensure that the Trust played an important part in supporting the local community, in representing the fans voice to the Club and in providing a fan park which would be the envy of other clubs in the EFL and a source a great pride for the SWA has been greatly missed.
The Trust is working hard to deliver Ben’s vision, providing a long-lasting legacy to a man who was wonderful leader for the Trust. We all miss him greatly.
Fan Park 2 (Tranmere Garden)
The completion of the new Fan Park remains an importantpriority project for the Trust. As you will all be aware, the new Fan Park is a complex and unique building project which is slowly coming to its completion point. At times there are unforeseen issues that crop up in relation to the project, often linked to the building materials suppliers and supply chains. These are often outside of our control and can be extremely frustrating meaning progress is slower than we would like.
The outer part of the construction is now complete and work will continue after a short pause for the festive season on the flooring and inner fittings. We anticipate that the construction work will be complete in 6-8 weeks’ time.
Currently there are final clearance offers on most lines of Trust merchandise until new stock arrives in the new year. Merchandise will be available to buy in person in the fan park before home games including the game v Swindon.
Throughout the year, we have continued to provide support to the local community delivering food parcels in the local area, supporting those people who are most in need. This is particularly important at this time of the year when many people can really struggle. Throughout December, our team of volunteers distributed 190 Christmas hampers to individuals and families in the area. We also welcomed the participation of the first team squad who helped to make up boxes and packwhich you may have seen on the Clubs social media channels. We would like to thank everybody who generously donated and our volunteers who came down to pack and deliver the hampers. This valuable community asset would not be possible without your support and participation.
Christmas 500 Club
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Christmas 500 Club:
Tom Davies who won £1112.50 and kindly donated £50 to the food parcels fund
Graham Roger’s £100
Tony Vine £100
Paul Plant £50
Martin Freel £50
The 500 Club is open to anyone who would like the chance to win up to £1,250 each month.
To participate, sign up here: https://www.tranmereroverstrust.co.uk/pages/500-club
Trust Board Matters
The date of the Trust AGM will be announced in the new year. All Trust members will be welcome to attend.
We are currently looking to co-opt members to the board and are seeking someone to take over the Treasurer duties. Members who have the time and a background in finance or accountancy would be particularly welcome. If any member is interested in this role, please contact Interim Chair Rob Jackson at email@example.com .
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your fantastic support throughout the year. We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas a wonderful New Year.