Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

Starks Park Artwork on sale now!

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The Trust have teamed up with renowned artist, James Muddiman to bring Rovers supporters the opportunity to buy a fantastic new painting of Starks Park. The painting has only been completed in the last few weeks and the Raith Trust have A3 sized prints available to buy for only £15. These can be purchased at the Raith Trust table in the South Stand concourse before home games at Starks Park.

The Trust have also announced dates for two events this season, the Raith Trust Quiz will be on Thursday 24th September 2015 and the Raith Trust Burns Night will be held on Saturday 23rd January 2016. Keep the dates in your diaries – more details to be announced soon.

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TRI-ing For The Rovers – Update

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Carol Smith has sent us an update on her triathlon challenge… she has survived the first event and is very excited for the next!
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TRI-ing for the Rovers 2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Trust member Carol Smith is preparing for another fundraising triathlon in Barcelona. Read on for details of her progress and how to sponsor her!
 
 
The past three Octobers I have taken part in the Garmin Triathlon here in Barcelona to raise funds and support for Raith Supporters Trust.
In 2012 I completed a super sprint (400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run), in 2013/14 I upped the distance to sprint (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km). This year I am going to up that distance again and do the Olympic event, 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. But that is not all…

TRI-ing for the Rovers is going to do a TRI of sporting events over 10 weeks.
1. On May 9th I will slip into the wetsuit and complete 2000m open water swim along the beach front of Barcelona.
2. On June 21st the main event takes place, The Garmin Triathlon.
3. To top it off on July 19th I will complete a sprint distance Triathlon, again along the beach front of Barcelona.

In total we hope to complete 79,250m, I will even think about running an 750m at the end to make it an even 80,000!

Of course I can’t do any of this without the support of all of you guys (and a very patient family). Thanks for the likes, the comments and of course the sponsorship.





Kirkcaldy Crime Writer Set For Rovers’ Burns Supper

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Local crime writer Val McDermid will be the star attraction at the first ever Raith Rover’s Burns Supper in January. The event which is being organised by the Raith Supporters Trust will be held on Saturday 24th January in the Beveridge Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy. Val will be joining Raith Rovers fans an a number of other special guests at the event which is guaranteed to be an entertaining evening.

Supporters Trust Chairman Alan Russell said “We are really looking forward to the Burns Supper and are delighted that Val has agreed to be our guest of honour. We are hoping to have a few other well known Rover’s faces along and there will be some great prizes in our raffle and some special Rovers’ memorabillia up for auction. It should be a great night.” The evening will include a traditional three course Burns supper and tickets are priced at a very reasonable £25 per person or £200 for a table of ten. There will also be a £5 discount on tickets for all Raith Supporters Trust members. Tickets are available online from http://raithtrust.brownpapertickets.com, and fans will also be able to snap up tickets from the Trust Table in the South Stand at the Hibernian game on Saturday.

“Unthinkable” is on sale now!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Unthinkable

As you may already know Raith Supporters Trust Board member Steven Lawther has written a book about our famous League Cup victory in 1994. “Unthinkable” tells the story of how the club went from playing in front of a few hundred people at the bottom of the old Second Division to the Premier Division and beating Celtic to lift the Coca Cola Cup.

It is packed full of stories and memories from former players and managers and even has a contribution from the Celtic captain Paul McStay whose penalty was saved by Rovers’ ‘keeper Scott Thomson. It also includes a foreword from crime writer Val McDermid. The book has been getting excellent reviews on Fantalk, where it has been described as a ‘must have’ for every Rovers’ fan.

It is priced £14.99 with all proceeds donated to the Trust to invest in the club. The book is available in Kirkcaldy Waterstones and from Amazon but if you can then please buy direct from Steven as the club will receive more money that way. He will be selling “Unthinkable” at every home game from the Trust table in the South Stand or you can contact him direct on steven@redcircle.org.uk to arrange delivery.

CAROL GOES EXTRA MILE FOR TRUST

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

For most fans, supporting Raith Rovers means heading along to Stark’s Park on a Saturday to cheer on the team but for Carol Smith, it involves running a 5k race, swimming in open water and cycling for over 12 miles. That’s because Raith Supporters’ Trust member, Carol, is competing in her second Barcelona triathlon to raise funds for the Kirkcaldy club.

Carol, originally from Burntisland, has been living in Spain for the last seven years after falling in love with the Catalan capital whilst on holiday. When looking for a way to get fit, a friend joked that she should attempt the triathalon.  Always up for a challenge, she looked into it and decided to give it a go and also use the opportunity to help out her beloved Rovers.

“I knew I would need a bit of extra motivation to keep me going so I decided to look for sponsorship. I have been a Rovers fans since the age of ten when my mum first took me along to Stark’s Park and, as Raith Rovers are essential to the community I grew up in, I wanted to do my bit to help. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could get off the sofa and be able to swim, cycle and run across the finishing line but the support of a few football fans behind me has really helped.”

Carol is currently training hard and looking forward to completing her second triathlon on Sunday October 6th. Things are going well and the only difficulty, so far, has been the swarm of jellyfish she encountered on one of her open water training sessions, although she admits this probably made her swim a bit faster that day.  Despite living over a thousand miles away from the team she supports, she manages to keep up with what is happening at Stark’s Park.

“When I first moved to Barcelona, I spent my time standing in a phone box calling home for the scores but now, thanks to Rovers Abroad, I can watch the games on my computer. I’ve even watched a game from my sun bed on the beach in Barcelona!”

Carol is still looking for sponsorship before her big day.

You can either sponsor her on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TRIing4theRovers or by making payment to the Raith Supporters’ Trust donations account at

Account Number: 06009989

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Alan Russell, Chairman of the Raith Supporters’ Trust said, “Everyone at the Raith Supporters’ Trust wishes Carol well in her triathlon.  It is great that Carol continues to support the Raith Supporters’ Trust and Raith Rovers, despite living so far away from Kirkcaldy. We would encourage all Rovers fans, far and wide, to join the Supporters’ Trust to have their say in the running of their football club.”

Trust gives £1000 to club

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Cheque handover

John Mainland hands over cheque to director Dave Wann


Whilst most Raith fans were enjoying their half time pie or praying we could hold onto our 2-0 lead against Morton on Saturday outgoing Raith Trust board member John Mainland handed over a cheque for £1000 to Raith Rovers director Dave Wann.

The money represents the profits made from last summers beer festival and the sponsored triathlon Carol Smith (from Barcelona) did to raise money for the club. That makes a total of £6000 the trust has handed over to the club this season.

The trust board wishes to thank John for all his hard work with the trust where he has been a board member since the beginning. We are sure he will continue to be involved in the club and be seen at the trust table in the south stand.

Sportsman’s Brunch

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Backroom Boys at Stark’s Park are holding their 4th Sportsmans Brunch on Sunday 11th March, 1pm at the Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes.

Guest Speakers include Paul Reid and Les Peters, and kit manager Brian Marr welcomes all members of the Raith Rovers family along to join in the fun and to help fundraise for the Backroom Boys.

Tickets are £25 (which includes a 3 course meal) and can be purchased from the office by coming and paying the money/cheque or calling Laura Jarvis on 01592 263514 to book the place.

Tribute to Frank Connor and Rovers legends of the 1987 Promotion season and beyond! – Friday 2nd March

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Raith Rovers Former Players’ Association and Rovers Down South have got together to organise a unique tribute to former manager Frank Connor and the players of the successful 1987 promotion winning team, and Frank’s players up until 1990 in a reunion event to be held on Friday 2nd March, the day before Rovers Down South sponsor the match against Morton.

Frank Connor who did so much to lay the foundations for Jimmy Nicholl’s glory years, will be joined by a host of stars – Hamish McAlpine, Gordon Arthur, Jock McStay, Paul Sweeney, Gary Voy, Eric Archibald, Shaun Dennis, Billy Herd, Colin Harris, Andy Harrow, Gordon Dalziel, Ian Gordon, Ian Ferguson, Billy Spence, John Wright… with more to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Ally Gourlay said “This occasion is very unique, and while most people regard the ’94 Cup Winning side as the greatest ever, and rightly so, it should also be remembered as a culmination of what Frank Connor started back in 1986. Never in 25 years have Frank’s charges got back together, and who knows when it may happen again.”

The event takes place at the Abbey Hotel, Milton Road, Kirkcaldy from 7.00 pm. There are a limited number of tickets available for supporters to say thanks to these great club servants. The £20 ticket includes a 3 course meal, a Q&A session, and an auction of Rovers memorabilia. There may also be video footage of Frank’s Rovers on display on the night. Any proceeds will go towards RDS sponsorship of the U17s and Rally Round Rovers.

Tickets are sure to sell fast – to reserve your seat or if you have any queries please contact roversdownsouth@hotmail.co.uk. Tickets should also be available via the various Supporters’ groups that make up RRR.

So join us and a host of Rovers legends for a special night out. Let’s Rally Round The Rovers, past and present!

Decembeard extends into Januhairy

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Two members of the Trust Board have been taking part in Decembeard which has involved not shaving for the whole of December. John and Steven have been collecting sponsorship all month and the total money raised will be split evenly between Raith Rovers FC and Maggies. The guys have agreed to extend their hairy period for an extra two days to take in the Dundee game on January the 2nd.  So there is still a chance to sponsor John or Steven and help raise some vital needed funds for the Rovers and for Maggies. They will be at the Supporters Trust table in the south stand and any last minute donations are welcome!