Trust launch five weeks away

THE Ipswich Town Supporters' Trust is five weeks away from being formally launched, writes Derek Davis.A working party was agreed this week to formulate the constitution and put together a board and it will meet again at the end of May to finalise matters and elect a temporary chairman and send documentation to Companies House.

THE Ipswich Town Supporters' Trust is five weeks away from being formally launched, writes Derek Davis.

A working party was agreed this week to formulate the constitution and put together a board and it will meet again at the end of May to finalise matters and elect a temporary chairman and send documentation to Companies House.

Once this has been accepted their first AGM will be held where all officers will be formally elected and the trust launched. This is expected to happen before the end of June.

Trust member Peter Morris last night said the party had taken a big step forward.

He added: "Things went surprisingly well and we hope to have our first AGM in five weeks. We are looking to use our tentacles to spread the message throughout the community."

Morris also met with Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks on Thursday along with a group of potential investors.

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He said: "There were a lot of people there, which bodes well, and we were given a very positive message. I will be investing and I urge others to do so. Not for financial reasons but to help the club in its role as an important part of this community."

Morris also called on supporters to heed Sheepshanks' appeal for supporters to buy season tickets or pledge themselves to debentures as soon as possible.

He said: "I re-emphasise the need for supporters to buy their season ticket now and not wait until June or July as they normally do. It could be too late then, we need to convince the Football League we can come out of administration. Then the club will look to issue shares."

More than 5,000 people have already returned their renewal forms but the club would hope to at least double that within the next fortnight.

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