Ground Development Fund (GDF)- update
Monday 12th April 2021
The Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust was pleased to present the football club with a cheque for £3,635.08 last week to support The Linnets in the work they have undertaken in recent months to improve facilities inside the ground in accordance with ground grading requirements.
The monies were made available to the football club from donations made through the Trust's Ground Development Fund (GDF).
This is the second occasion that the Trust have been able to assist the club via the GDF scheme following the donation of £4,200 which
helped the football club with the purchase of new turnstiles following its promotion to the National League North from the
Southern League Central Division nearly two years ago.
The latest monies donated have assisted the football club with the purchase of a First Aid Unit, which has been installed at the
Seven Sisters/Hospital End of the stadium, close to the entrance to the club room.
The Blue and Gold Supporters\' Trust wishes to thank all those who donated towards the Ground Development Fund initiative.
Trust Donation to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
We would like to thank Laurence Morlaas, the Fundraising Executive at the QEH, King's Lynn for her and her hospital colleagues' participation in the 2020 Blue & Gold Trust Christmas Draw.
As a result, the Trust has made a donation of £75 to the Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal.
We wish the Appeal every success in the New Year.
This amount has been increased to £100, thanks to a donation from Evergreen Equity Release Solutions.
The results of this year's 2020 Grand Christmas Draw can be found here: https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/ChristmasDraw2020.pdf
Season Ticket Competition
And the winner is . . .
The Trust ran a competition to win a seasin ticket during July & August 2020. The winner was Shaun Reeve. Many congratulations to Shaun.
The winning entry from the 111 entries was chosen independently by Greg Plummer, the sports editor of the Lynn News.
Many, many thanks to Evergreen Equity Release Solutions, ARC Fabrications, The Solar Shed, Lanes Motor Services, Hark Solutions and the individual Trust members
and Directors who sponsored the purchase of the season ticket.
The competition has realised the sum of £1,101:24 for the Walks Stadium Ground Development Fund (GDF) as well as the £380 to purchase the season ticket .
A massive thanks also to those many individuals who have made very generous donations to the GDF. The current total in the GDF stands at £3,535:08.
This along with the £4,051:17 previously raised and already expended as part purchase of the new turnstiles means that the Blue & Gold Trust initiated
GDF has raised in total £7,586:25.
For more information on, and details on how to join the Trust, click on the menu links above or contact the Chairman on 07710 937103.
Blue & Gold Trust Ground Development Fund
The Trust is pleased to announce that once again it will be raising funds to help the club meet any ground grading requirements should they achieve a remarkable
second successive promotion. For details and how to donate please click on the thermometeron the home page.
Blue & Gold Trust Christmas Draw - 2019
The Blue & Gold Christmas Draw was held in the Lord Napier on the 26th of December 2019 . The winners are listed below.
As Chairman, I would once again wish to thank all who participated in yet another very successful draw.
Grateful thanks go to Andy Farr for printing the tickets and to Lanes Motors for sponsoring the draw. To the management, staff and clientele of The Lord Napier for hosting and supporting the event. To all those generous people who donated prizes. Most importantly, many thanks to all those who bought and sold tickets.
Finally, I hope that 2020 brings much success to King’s Lynn Town Football Club and all of the supporters.
Happy New Year
1st £200 - Lynda Hay
2nd £100 - Chris Drew
3rd £50 - Jon Synge
Bottle of Dalmore Malt Whisky - S Minns
£30 WH Smith Gift Card - G Elflett
Blossom Hill Chardonnay - M Skerritt
Thorntons Classic Chocolates - M Parkes
Bottle of Famous Grouse Whisky - M Peters
£25 Boots Gift Card - Edita c/o Jenny Took
Bottle of Canti Prosecco - E King
Bollinger Champagne - Nigel Link
Bottle of Tia Maria - D Moss
Bottle of Baileys - Mrs A Page
Free MOT – Lanes Motors - Barry Lawrence
£20 Argos Gift Card - D Hinkins
Thorntons Chocolates - Matt Lane
Dairy Milk Chocolates - Yvonne Granger
Bottle of Port - John Franklin
£20 Amazon Voucher - Marcus Rose
Ten Years of Trust
Sunday the 25th of August 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the formation of The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Association (AKA The Trust).
The Trust was formed to provide a vehicle for giving the supporters of King’s Lynn Football Club (now King’s Lynn Town Football Club) a formal involvement
in the running of their club. Sadly, it was very shortly after this date that saw the demise of KLFC as a High Court winding-up order was issued due
to an unpaid tax bill of £77,000.
KLTFC is currently riding the crest of a wave and producing some fantastic and entertaining football, and long may it continue. Whilst The Trust has
its own clear objectives, we have recently raised funds in excess of £4,000 towards the cost of ground grading requirements necessary to compete at
step 2 football. In agreement with Stephen Cleeve, these monies have been forwarded to the manufacturer of the new turnstile units. However, the current
ownership model still does not allow for “formal” supporter involvement in what happens at the Club. Notwithstanding, The Trust will continue in
its quest to meet its aims which are clearly detailed on this website.
The Directors of The Trust would like to take this opportunity to thanks all
who have supported the Trust over the past 10 years. The membership, those who have sponsored the website and various fundraising activities.
Thanks to those businesses who have advertised on the website and to those who have provided prizes for raffles etc.
Thanks to those who have supported the monthly Linnets Lotto. Whilst membership numbers have remained steady, it is pleasing to note that very recently
we have gained a number of new members. To you all, your support has been gratefully received.
For anyone interested, details of membership and the
Linnets Lotto can be found on this website.
Website sponsorship and GDF Update
Thursday 22nd August
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust would like to express their grateful thanks to the Blackfriars Barbershop for agreeing to sponsor this website for the next 12 months.
We wish their business well and sincerely hope that they see benefit from advertising on this website.
Ground Development Fund (GF) – Update
The Trust has received communication from Stephen Cleeve expressing his appreciation for our fundraising efforts towards the GDF. He further informed us that he has ordered the additional turnstiles required to meet the new ground grading standards.
He also attached an invoice for the required deposit.
You will be aware that it was agreed that any funds raised in the GDF (£4,052 at the time of writing) would be used towards the purchase of these turnstiles.
To that end, The Trust has forwarded a cheque for £4,052 to Stadium Solutions who will manufacture the turnstile units.
This sum covers the required deposit less the VAT.
Quiz Night at The Walks
The Quiz night organised by the Blue & Gold Trust on Friday the 28th of June at the Football Stadium was a great success.
A big thankyou to the 47 people who participated in the quiz and to those who supported the raffle and who made donations to the Ground Development Fund (GDF)
on the night. The event raised a total of £431:50 for the GDF.
A special thanks to Barrett Batchelor Mortgage Services and ARC Fabrications (King's Lynn) for sponsoring the event.
Thanks also to Richard Simper for preparing the tables etc, and to Zoe for serving behind the bar.
Thanks also to those who donated raffle prizes.
Anyone wishing to donate to the GDF can do so via PAYPAL by clicking on the thermometer on the home page and pressing the donate button.
The Walks Football Stadium – Asset of Community Value
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust is pleased to announce that the recent application to have the Walks Football Stadium re-registered as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been approved by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. This registration is valid until 2024.