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Newsletter 53

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.
You are cordially invited to attend the Monthly Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Mon 18/08/08, KO 7.30pm.  There will be a full agenda for discussion, but if you have any concerns you wish to raise, please respond to either or post your query on the message board at our website and we will try to cover on the night.  If you are unable to attend, the Minutes from the meeting will appear on our website later for your perusal HERE.

Exciting New Signing for BairnsTrust - The Barbers Pole
BairnsTrust are proud to welcome onboard another new sponsor for the coming season.  Are you looking for quality hairdressers? Head for The Barbers Pole, specialists in hairdressing for men.  The Barbers Pole is located at 25 North Street, Bo'ness, EH51 0AQ and is open 5 days a week.  No appointment is necessary and there is a special rate for children and OAP's.  Falkirk Supporter Liz Dunmore is the proprietor. Call 01506 826556 to book for a whole new hairdressing experience.  Being a member of BairnsTrust will entitle you to a discount of £1, you must show your current membership card.  Also due to soon reopen after refurbishment is The Barbers Pole 2 at Graham's Road/Meek Road junction, Falkirk.

Dutch Pre-Season Tour 2008
Another excellent pre-season trip to Holland has come and gone.  A great time was had by all Falkirk fans that made the trip with the only down side being the football, as Falkirk only won one game and lost two.  BairnsTrust were approached by Falkirk TV to record the games and after editing this will soon be online. If you wish to view, register at ... FalkirkTV.  However, the Trust have also just received match footage from our new friends at SC Cambuur Leeuwarden TV.  If you wish a copy of this DVD, please reply to with your order in return for a donation to the Trust. 

BairnsTrust members, who were on tour with the team, kindly provided the images for these slideshows for all to see and enjoy in the Fans Pix section of our website.  Thanks go to member I. Sneddon for allowing us to use the photographs.  If you have any you would like to share, please pass them on to us at and we will endeavour to publish them.

All memorabilia from the Dutch tour is currently on sale at the Trust matchday stall, but a lot was snapped up at the first available opportunity at the Rangers game so get in quick at the Inverness CT game on Sat 30/08/08. 

BairnsTrust Shop Coming Soon...
After a successful meeting with the Falkirk FC marketing manager, BairnsTrust will now be selling an extended range of merchandise from September.  A section at the back of the Official Falkirk Shop in Kirk Wynd has been set aside for BairnsTrust to sell new lines of Falkirk FC related goodies.  Watch this space for further details next month. 
In addition to this, BairnsTrust will also be selling Falkirk FC merchandise from the concourse stall on a matchday, with a percentage going to BairnsTrust funds.  Remember to take a look at the revamped BairnsTrust stall at the next home game.
You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE

Advance orders are being taken now by BairnsTrust for programmes at the forthcoming International Challenge Match between Scotland v Northern Ireland at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Wed 20/08/08.  This will be a collectors item as Darren Barr features.  Please e-mail by Tue 19/08/08, 5pm if you wish a copy reserved.  The Trust may even get Darren to sign it for you!
Clydesdale Bank Score Selector
For season 2008/09, BairnsTrust has chosen to participate in the Clydesdale Bank Score Selector.  This involves predicting the results of all SPL games throughout the season and prizes are up for grabs each week such as footballs and jackets with an overall grand prize of £10,000! 
BairnsTrust has set up its own mini league so you can test yourself against fellow Bairns fans.  Current league standings will be posted on our messageboard every month.  This is by invitation only and is free to enter.  If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail
Raise Funds When You Shop at Argos
You can now support us when you shop online with Argos through easyfundraising.  You probably shop at Argos anyway so please support us by making all future purchases through easyfundraising and earn a 0.75% donation each time.
Car Insurance
easyfundraising's Car Insurance page includes some of the great deals available when you re-insure through the easyfundraising site.  Offers include FREE shopping or fuel vouchers worth £40 when you take out a new policy with Tesco and a 10% discount on car repairs when you purchase a new policy with Kwik-Fit.
Visit the easyfundraising Car Insurance page for more details.
Back To School
Take advantage of some great money-saving back to school deals such as 3 for 2 mix and match on school clothing, accessories, educational books and stationery from M&S, 20% off selected schoolwear from Debenhams and 30% off back to school books plus free delivery on all orders over £15 from Waterstones.

EVERY purchase you make with any of easyfundraising 600+ companies raises funds for us so log on to BairnsTrust EasyFundraising today.

To surf the net, you can also use the easyfundraising search engine with each search also generating funds to the Trust ... easysearch

Join BairnsTrust Now For Only £5!
Membership forms from existing and new members are now arriving steadily but we must keep it going.  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!

Our £100 Corporate Sponsorship is also again proving popular ... Corporate

Other News
The social committee are hard at work arranging social evenings for the new season.  As well as the annual quiz night in the near future, expect to see entertainment from Adam Quest coming to the Castings Social Club on Friday 24th October.  Further details will be available when dates/times/prices are confirmed.

BairnsTrust board member R. Stirling has been named the new Falkirk FC programme co-ordinator.  As you may have seen on the Falkirk FC site, the matchday programme has increased by ten pages to a bumper 64 pages for this season with only one extra page of advertising.  If you have never bought one before or have not done so in a while, now is the time to start again and judge for yourself if it is worthy of being the best programme in Scotland. 

BairnsTrust is currently the principle programme seller inside the stadium on a matchday, available from the Trust stall on the concourse.  50/50 half time draw tickets are now also available from the BairnsTrust stall.  This will bring more fans to the Trust stall and will hopefully lead to increased revenue from Trust merchandise.
Our two board representatives will be hosting a meeting of supporters club bus conveners on Monday 18th August at 6.30pm prior to the full Trust monthly meeting.  Two reps from each bus are invited to attend, to discuss any issues they have and want to raise with the club.

Due to the continued success of the BairnsTrust website, our IT team were contacted to administer  However due to constant improvisation to the Trust site, there is little time allowed for such an additional venture.

The BairnsTrust board have been invited by Supporters Direct to attend their regional meeting on Sunday 7th September at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Eagerly looking forward to this.

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

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J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant


John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

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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.