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Newsletter 85

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 19th September 2011, 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 BairnsTrust 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.

Friday Night Football

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster has defended the decision to use a match between Aberdeen and Dunfermline as a pilot for Friday night football. "We've had a lot of feedback from supporters prior to doing this, that they would like to see games on Friday evenings so that's us responding to supporters' demands".

It may suit some supporters, particularly those who work on a Saturday, and it may not suit others. But these are the sort of things that we have to be open-minded to.


What do you think of these proposals? Why not drop an e-mail to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk or come along to our meeting on Monday and have a discussion on the issue. This is YOUR chance to be heard, just simply get involved and make the Falkirk experience a great one!

Family Marquee

BairnsTrust are working hard in the background to find a sponsor for the Family Marquee and operate it as as we did last season, It is hoped that we can accomodate parents, kids and also the Junior Bairns pre match, Player visits to allow the kids to get autographs, photographs and parents can have a relaxing refreshment and a snack. There will be a wide range of FFC merchandise and Junior Bairns goodies on sale

Membership & Merchandise

The BairnsTrust stalls on the Main Stand concourse will be open as usual at every home game this season, watch out for the new shop in the South Stand, all types of FFC branded merchandise will be on sale, why not stop by for a chat, you can pick up our latest news booklet which also includes  a Share Save form and of course an application form to join BairnsTrust, it's time to rejoin for the season ahead, only £5 again for a whole season. Come along and get involved or have a look at the merchandise and browse the national and International programmes we have on sale.  A must for any collector of Falkirk memorabilia!

There are many items still for sale online. You can always browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise HERE

Shop Online and Raise Money!

Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for BairnsTrust (Falkirk Supporters Society Limited)! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden and Play.com, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!

So how does it work?

You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to easyfundraising for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself. 

How much can you raise?

Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us. £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on.  There's over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.
 
Save money too!

easyfundraising is FREE to use plus you'll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.
We've raised funds with easyfundraising for over three years but we still need your help to keep donations coming in. Sign up at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bairnstrust  and start making a difference...simply by shopping.

Two excellent websites for this season, firstly a radio show, with a new format, giving post match interviews and reports from all of Falkirk's games.  Please listen in at... KickTalk 

Run by Falkirk fans, Falkirk TV is the place to get all the news, views and reviews, every match shown live, Subscribe to ...  Falkirk TV here 

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 on Monday night.


Thanks,
BairnsTrust Committee

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Darrels Cakes

J H Kilt Hire

The Barbers Pole

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Falkirk Signs & Print

 

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Links of interest:

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Contact methods:

a) Email to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

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

c) Visit one of the BairnsTrust stalls 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.


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