Archive for September, 2008

Trust Board Meeting, 29th September 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Venue: Novar Bar, Kirkcaldy

Present: Alan Russell (AR), Graham Condie (GC), James Proctor (JP), John Mainland (JM)

Apologies: Blair White (BW), Tam Cunningham (TC), Tom Philips (TP) (more…)

Raith Trust Launches Fundraising Campaign for Youth Development

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

The Trust recently had a meeting with board of Raith Rovers. One of the topics discussed was the possibility of identifying items in the club’s budget where the Trust could contribute by running fund-raising campaigns. It was agreed by the Trust and the Board that the Youth Development Initiative would benefit from an input of additional funding. To that end the Trust has committed itself to raising £15,000 towards the Youth Development Initiative this season, and the Trust will receive shares in return for its investment.

The other supporters groups do a great job of organising social events to raise funds for the club, and our intention is not to dilute their efforts by organising our own versions of these events. Instead, we plan to invest some of the Trust’s existing money in projects that will generate profits for this great cause. To start this process we will be holding our first “Rovers Den” (just like Dragon’s Den on TV!) on Sunday 21st September at 7.00pm in the Raith Suite at Starks Park, where we will invite anybody who has a good idea but needs some initial start-up money to make it happen to come along and discuss possible financial support. Any idea will be considered – and as well as possibly providing money we will also endeavour to offer whatever non-financial support we can to make sure these projects are successful.

In the meantime, if you would like to talk to someone at the Trust about an idea you might like to bring to the “Rovers Den”, send us an email (fundraising@raithtrust.org.uk), leave us a phone message on 0870 432 1987 or come along to the Trust table in the South Stand at any home match.