Kettering Town 'Poppies' Supporter's Trust

Trust programme notes - Hitchin - 22/12/2018

Posted on Monday January 21st 2019

Dear Supporter


As the year draws to an end, apart from indulging in a bit of extra food and drink (!), it is also time to reflect on the year just gone whether it be our work or personal life; good, bad or indifferent.  From a Poppies perspective the year has had mostly ups – our loss in the semi-final of last year’s play- offs being the obvious down.  We finish the year, at the time of writing, having only lost 2 league games all season – we would have taken that at the beginning of the season.


The biggest news of the year was the announcement regarding Frenches Field.   The Trust has been eager to start some fund-raising since that news was made public but until a clear plan is in place this is a difficult thing to start. There are also improvements needed at our current home at Latimer Park, although the Club have stated that any additions to the infrastructure at Latimer Park will also be able to be moved to our new home at the relevant time. 


The most talked about possible improvement to the ground amongst fans has been the idea of a “Tin Hat” at the Morrisons end of the ground.  It is a widely held view that it would greatly improve the atmosphere - particularly when it comes to games requiring segregation.


To this end, the Poppies Supporters Trust have decided to launch a “Tin Hat Fund” - in order to raise the money to put a Tin Hat at the Morrisons end of the ground - which can then be moved to a new facility in the future. 


Having spoken to the Club, the stand will cost in the region of £25,000.  This is a considerable sum which will, realistically, require a huge effort to achieve - but let's give it a go, you never know!" 


The Trust will be launching several fundraising initiatives to try and achieve our goal - the first of which will be announced in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, we have an account set up and ready - so anyone who wishes to simply make a donation to the fund can do so by paying into this account:


Bank: Lloyds

Account Name: Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust

Sort Code: 30-94-68

Account Number: 07080655


Please add the reference “Tin Hat Fund” for any donations.


There will also be collection buckets at the ground on match days - which can be found at Martin Bellamy’s table in the clubhouse, and at the programme table inside the turnstiles.


We hope you will support the Trust in its continuing efforts to raise money and donate in such a way to promote the aims and objectives of the Trust and to the benefit of the local community and supporters of the Club.


Still got some last minute Christmas shopping to do?  Then pastedGraphic.pngjust a reminder that the Trust is raising funds using easy  If you sign up, and go through their app or website when you shop online, they will make a donation to the Trust, at no extra cost to you.  Basically raising free donations for the Trust - and there really is no catch.  It's very simple to do - all you need to do is register with easy; choose "Kettering Town Poppies Supporters Trust" as your chosen cause and then every time you want to buy something online go to the easy fundraising app or website - find the retailer you want, and make your purchase.  


Merry Christmas to everyone – enjoy the festivities.



Karen Lewis


Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust, PO Box 6492, Kettering, NN16 0YT

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Trust Board Members:  Mark Severn (Treasurer), Richard Atkinson (Secretary/Vice Chairman), Bill Pringle, 

Bob Brown, Gordon Anderson, James Mayell and Lewis Horne