Treasurer of the Hereford United Supporters Trust Jack James & fellow Trust Member Kristina Guntulytė have registered to take part in the MARCH TO THE TOP OF WALES – SNOWDON. This is a walk/climb/scramble up to the top of Wales’ highest peak organised by Wrexham’s Supporters Trust in respect of their football clubs 150th anniversary and will take place on 29th June 2014 starting from the Pen-Y-Pass car park at 10am. Wrexham’s Supporters Trust usually open this walk each year to Wrexham Supporters only, but, in celebration of their landmark season they have offered 150 representatives from other clubs around the country. In the past 3 years, Wrexham have raised nearly £40,000 from this walk. Jack & Kris have ambitiously stepped up to the plate to climb one of the highest mountain ranges in the UK in the name of Hereford United & the Supporters Trust.
The route they are undertaking is the ‘Miners Track’, which was built during the last century to serve the Britannia Copper Mines, which was abandoned in 1917. It is said to be a three hour steady walk up to the top following this route, and half an hour less coming down! So around a 5 and a half hour trek in total.
The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for the Hereford United Supporters Trust. These funds, as specified to the wishes of Jack & Kris, will be used for 3 purposes;
- The majority of the funds raised will be used to increase HUST’s shareholding in Hereford United Football Club (1939) Ltd, to give the supporters a more prominent voice in the say of running the football club.
- They will also separate a proportion of the funds to help United in the Community who have taken over running of the youth team after a highly successful season, with many of the graduates offered professional contracts. Next season they would appreciate help covering travel costs for the youth team, so part of the proceeds from the donations received will be ring fenced as a donation from the Hereford United Supporters Trust to the Community Trust in respect of this.
- Finally, Jack & Kris have stated they would also like to make a donation from the proceeds of the climb/march/walk/scramble to the Trust’s chosen charity, the Adam Stansfield Foundation. The charity run by the former Hereford player’s family has been extremely supportive of the Hereford United Supporters Trust since it’s launch in August last year.
The total amount raised will determine how much each venture will receive – if you would like to donate to one of these specifically, please let us know on donation of funds or email us using firstname.lastname@example.org
3 great causes will benefit from Jack & Kristina’s pain. So how can you help?
Donations can be made online, through our GoFundMe page following THIS LINK or you can download our sponsorship form HERE. Whilst we will have forms readily available to fill in and donate at Thursday Night’s Membership meeting, whilst we hope to get some in the club also.
The biggest donation will receive a prize of a Wayne Brown Superman – Signed by the man himself – Donated by Jack
Furthermore, should you like make any suggestion of things to take up to the summit for photo opportunities or anything like that, please let us know. Although don’t make it too heavy or awkward to carry!!!
Any further questions, suggestions or if you would like to offer your support, please email us: email@example.com