The fund for Improvements to Station Park is now at the £8,000 mark and every penny will receive matched funding, pound for pound, from the Scottish Football Partnership. The money has been raised over the past two months by the incredible efforts of the die hard Wee County fans. The main contributions so far have come from the Panel Beater initiative (explained by Donald Wilson in this video) but now other funds from merchandising projects and advance sales of a series of events planned for throughout 2013 are starting to come in.
Donald Wilson, chairing the meeting in the Star, said to the 20 plus individuals present that only a few years ago the numbers present would have have comprised the total attendance at a regular County game. Those days are in the past now as the Club looks to the centenary next year. After his introduction Donald handed the meeting to Director of Football Peter Mackintosh Jnr, he praised the initiatives and described how the chairman and committee were delighted with how things were going and how the work of the fans had inspired the players too. He told the meeting: "we were all on an exciting journey together."
The meeting discussed forthcoming events including the Sportsman’s Lunch on Sunday March 24th at the Royal British Legion with entertainment from comedian Stan Boardman. The dinner is not specifically a fans' event but has the full support and engagement of the fundraising committe - see below for one of the items that will be auctioned in the Legion on the 24th. Also discussed was the Coffee Morning on Saturday the 6th of April which promises to be quite an event with some very good prizes and articles donated for the raffle and other stalls. The Ceilidh on the 20th of April has now sold out and the same applies to the Whisky Tasting event in the Classroom on the 14th.
On Thursday April 25th BBC Sportsound journalist and authour Richard Gordon will be in Nairn to give a talk at the Little Theatre on his book "Glory in Gothenburg", Tickets for this event are £6 and can be obtained from fans' spokesperson Dodo Graham himself at Station Park home games or from Uncle Bob's, the Westerlea or the Dunbar Golf Club.
One to put in your diary will be the Fish and Hits Sunday at the Dolphin chipper on Sunday the 19th of May. County fans Alan and Donna will be selling a range of suppers for the price of £2.50 with proceeds going into the supporters fund. There will also be simultaneous entertainment in Castle Lane from several musicians and a range of County merchandise will be available.
Sales of the tickets for the music showcase on Saturday the 1st of June in the Community Centre are going well too and fans going to this gig will be able to experience the considerable talents of Jemma Tweedie, Furry Vengeance, Emma Mitchell, Josephine Sillars and Hollie Atkinson. Here's a review of three of these artists/bands from the Inverness gigs site.
Anyone wanting tickets for any of these events or wishing further information then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your requests to the fundraising committee. To keep up todate with all the County latest, including new merchandise and some great auction items, you can follow the news page on the official site or ask one of the "We Believe" members to add you to the facebook page.
And don't forget to visit the fans online shop - for payments to the fund via paypal also use the shop address contact email@example.com
For auction at the Sportsmans Lunch on the 24th of this month, the top pictured below, signed by the County side that one the North Cup earlier this season.