We’d like to update you about the things the Trust has done since our last newsletter in January.
1. HUST has donated footballs to the Community Trust
Following the presentation last month that Jamie Edwards gave to the Trust, member Tim Brown donated a sum to the Trust to buy ten size 3 balls for the Community Trust’s work with schools. Trust Board members have also engaged in positive dialogue with the Community Trust trustees on ways to help the Community Trust on a long term basis, including assisting the Community Trust in planned projects as well as fundraising.
2. HUST has canvassed views on the ACV status on Edgar Street
We are actively seeking the views of all fans over the future of Edgar Street with the planned development and the impact of the ACV. We have maintained a near daily dialogue with both the Council and Club over the past few weeks as we seek to make a decision in the best interests of the supporters of the club. On the back of our consultation with fans, we will be asking Non-Executive Director Bob Pritchard a number of questions on the future of the site and we will publish the answers.
3. HUST have opened new fundraising paths
We have teamed up with Co-Operative Energy to earn HUST up to £25 for every person that switches to their Gas and Electric supply.
We have also signed up to Easy Fundraising – an online portal that will pay the Trust a percentage of the money you spend through over 2,700 online retailers.
4. HUST have launched a Corporate Membership scheme
For £50, companies large and small can have a presence on our website and have the opportunity to offer discounts and special offers to Trust members.
5. HUST will meet HUISA to discuss joint initiatives
The boards of both HUST and HUISA will meet on Monday to discuss joint initiatives in both the short and long terms.
6. HUST has passed 400 members in total
Over 400 individuals have now signed up to HUST, and membership remains open to all.
7. HUST has agreed a joint deal with the club to sell HUFC mirrors
In association with Bromyard Glass, the club will be stocking HUFC ‘Bull’ mirrors for £15. These have been supplied through HUST and should be on sale in the Club Shop ahead of Saturday’s game with Wrexham.
8. HUST has arranged a Comedy Festival to be held in the Starlite Rooms over the summer
There will be a three date mini Comedy Festival this summer at the Starlite Rooms. Each of the three days will be headlined by a national Stand-Up Comedy star, with Joe Lycett (BBC’s Epic Win, 8 out of 10 cats), Carl Donnelly (Edinburgh Award nominee 2013, Mock The Week, C4’s Stand Up For The Week), and Tom Stade (Dave’s One Night Stand, debut DVD released last November) all scheduled to perform.
Tickets are just £20 for all three days, with 15 comedians each performing one hour shows across the three days.