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Newsletter 52

BairnsTrust Monthly Newsletter... For Falkirk Bairns Everywhere!
If you are reading our newsletter for the first time ... welcome to BairnsTrust as a new member. If you wish to review some of our previous newsletters they can be visited at the following section of the website HERE.
This is a special close season issue of the BairnsTrust electronic newsletter due to no meeting taking place this month.  Therefore, the next meeting will take place on Monday 18th August, 7.30pm in the Falkirk Stadium Warm-Up Area.
Raise funds for BairnsTrust when you shop or search online
BairnsTrust has joined forces with easyfundraising to raise funds for the new season.  easyfundraising is a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores including Amazon, NEXT, Debenhams, John Lewis, Toys R Us, HMV and over 500 other top name stores. Whenever you shop with any one of them using the links provided on the easyfundraising site, you'll generate a free donation for us of up to 15% of the purchase price every time! It really is that simple!  It doesn't cost a penny more to shop and raise funds in this way. In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts, special offers and even 'e-vouchers' when you shop through the easyfundraising site.

All you need to do is register for free at and use easyfundraising every time you shop online.

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When you search with easysearch, you'll raise funds for us with every search you make! Make just 10 searches a day and you could raise £20- £25 a year - or more - for us, just by switching to easysearch.  What's more, easysearch combines the strengths of several search engines together - Yahoo!, MSN Live Search, and many more - making it a 'super' search engine! easysearch tracks down the most relevant and accurate results from across the Web, which means you'll find what you are looking for quickly and easily every time - in one 'easy' search.  Please set our unique easysearch page as your homepage and use it every time you search the Web.

ShireTrust Quiz Night
ShireTrust held their annual quiz night on Friday 27th June in 'The Auld Toll' Grangemouth.  BairnsTrust sent a team as usual and came a respectable joint fourth, which is good considering the standard of questions such as What and where are the Elgin marbles?, Name one of only two countries with a single colour flag and How did Robert The Bruce die?  How would you have done?
The highlight of the night was when BairnsTrust donated our successful boardroom experience for two as an auction item.  It made the most money on the night by a distance, selling for £120! 
Join BairnsTrust for only £5!
It's that time of year again when all members have to renew their membership.  The price is the same as last year at £5 and free for under 16's.  The BairnsTrust committee are really pushing to increase the membership this year to join us at this exciting time for the football club and its supporters.  Get all your family and friends who have an interest in Falkirk FC to join now by going to our website at or by applying in person at the BairnsTrust stall on a matchday. 
For only £5 you have your name entered into a draw to win a £100 voucher for the Falkirk Shop, your name in the draw to win a boardroom experience at a home game this season and a separate draw to win two tickets to the end of season presentation night to collect the item BairnsTrust have sponsored.  All this plus your chance to have your say on the issues affecting the Football Club and make a difference.  A bargain for £5!
BairnsTrust Buy More FFC Shares
BairnsTrust have now sanctioned the purchase of 1000 more Falkirk FC shares for £1,250.  We are currently one of the only people/groups buying shares and is another step in the right direction to continue supporting the club and increasing the stake we have in it.  On a similar point, 9 BairnsTrust sharesavers have matured this month and forms will be sent out to the relevant members.

Other News 
Congratulations to our vice-chairman and new board representative, Brian Guthrie, who successfully completed his first board meeting at the end of June taking over from Steven Jackson.  Brian along with our full board member Murray McIntyre will provide the fans voice on the board.  Both are very approachable and can also be contacted through the methods below if you have any problems or ideas you want to take to the top.

The social committee are hard at work once again organising the annual quiz night, due to take place in August and a social night in October with Adam Quest at the Castings Club.  Watch this space for more details nearer the time.
As always, we have a large collection of programmes for sale to boost the Trust's funds.  Our full stock list can be found on our website HERE or visit the stall on matchdays.  All offers will be considered.  During the close season, our programme stock is on sale at numerous trade fairs and markets across Scotland courtesy of a BairnsTrust member.
In addition, you can buy your Official Matchday Programme from BairnsTrust from the Trust stall and now also from the Amarillo Bar for the new season.  BairnsTrust will also hopefully be a regular seller of 50/50 draw tickets for next season after the success at the last home game when the Trust was brought in as an emergency seller.  This will bring more fans to the Trust stall and will hopefully lead to increased revenue from Trust merchandise.
Attracting some interest is the unique section of our website donated to small advertisements from Trust Members which can be tailored to your requirements and if you wish, even a full page site hosted within for you. Pay us a visit at HERE
If you are not receiving the hyperlinks to some of the websites contained in this newsletter, please inform by email to and we will rectify these for you.
Finally, if you have any topics or articles you wish to be included in future BairnsTrust Electronic Newsletters, please respond by your preferred contact method below.
Look forward to seeing you at the next monthly meeting where there will be a chance to win a prize for attendees!
BairnsTrust Committee

Please support the Trust's Corporate Sponsors:

J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant


John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Falkirk Signs & Print

Donate to BairnsTrust Here

Download the new BairnsTrust Community Toolbar


Links of interest:

Red Card Scotland

Kick Out Bigotry

Travelling Bairn


Contact methods:

a) Email to

b) Post your query on the message board at our website:

c) Visit the BairnsTrust stall located on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games.

d) Attendance at the monthly BairnsTrust meetings at the Falkirk Community Stadium on the third Monday of the month, KO 7.30pm.