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Letter From The Chairman

Dear Cherries Trust Member,

I am writing to you to explain the current position of the Cherries Trust Board.

Over the past year we have increasingly found our lives getting busier, and the amount of time we can commit to working for you benefit has sadly reduced. As a result of these problems, we have sadly seen Gary Hickson, Stuart Bramley and Gary Chapman step down for the board. I am stepping down as Chairman as my family commitments and job are now taking up more of my time.

What this means to the Cherries Trust is that, although we can make up a Trust Board, we struggle to get together and actively pursue projects for your benefit.

As such, we are looking to set up a Working Group of members interested in getting involved with activities without the Board stuff. We have investigated working with fan groups from other Premier League clubs with respect to ground match day atmosphere, we are investigating working with Proud Cherries and AFC Bournemouth on a joint project. We have regular communication with Liz Finney. We are also looking for new blood to join the Board, with fresh ideas and maybe help move us in another direction. We can announce our AGM will be on Wednesday 13th November, 7pm start at Vitality Stadium, Dean Court. Should you wish to stand for election to the Board, please send an email to stating your intent.

We freely admit our shortcomings and hope that the AGM can be a vibrant meeting about how we can move your Trust forward in a positive manner.

Unfortunately, should we not succeed in attracting new blood to the Board, we will have to look at mothballing the Trust until such time as the Trust is again required.

Please join us, either on the Board, or as part of a Working Group, to bring your Trust back to life and keep it moving forwards.

Tony Maycock
Chairman, Cherries Trust

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