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Unity Day

Tue, 14th Apr 2009 12:46pm

The Clyde Supporters’ Trust has declared the Bully Wee’s match against Airdrie United on Saturday as ‘Unity Day’. Simply, this is the day for fans to be united in saving the club and boosting the Back the Bully Wee fund.

Trust chairman, John Alexander said:-

“We’re entering a critical stage in the fundraising effort and the timing of Saturday’s match is significant. It’s time for everyone to make a big push and do what they can to save the Bully Wee.

“If we can reach a considerable landmark towards the target figure of £140,000 by the end of Unity Day then it will make a huge difference to what we are trying to achieve.”

The fundraising campaign has raised over £20k to date and the game against Airdrie United will be a further opportunity for fans to give. If you have thought about giving or intend to give but not yet managed then this is the day to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other Clyde fans and Back the Bully Wee.

Gordon Thomson, Supporters' Trust representative on the Clyde Board, added:-

"We acknowledge the anger and frustration of our members and the fact that some wish time to ask further questions and meet with the Board and Trust Board again.

"We as a Trust board will make sure, as we have done in the past, that there will be a time for questions and more discussion. Indeed as a Trust Board we have stated our desire for the club to change its structure and to become a community interest company working for the benefit of our community but all of those discussions have to come later. This isn't a cover up. It is so any future discussion is an enquiry not a post mortem. For now, all our efforts have to be focussed on raising funds and saving our great club.

"Rumours, alleged informed comment as well as the opinions of others outside of the club can be a distraction from the real task of saving our club. Unity Day is about protecting the club we love and working together to do just that by showing the football world that, as fans, we are united in raising funds to back the Bully Wee."

There will be a variety of places to donate, with collection points at turnstiles and also stationed at strategic points throughout the stadium.

Information will be distributed as people enter the ground and throughout the afternoon fans will also get the chance to thank some special fundraisers.

Members of the Clyde Crew, pro-youth and school of football will also be playing a part to make this a special day. Look out for more information later in the week.