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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Haven fans unite

THE Haven fans’ Trust is up and running again and determined to put its troubled past behind it.

Trust in Haven launched in January last year but was soon in limbo after a fall-out between chairman Ian Stephenson and some members.

But after Stephenson stepped down the group pledged to re-launch and elections to a new board to administer the trust are now to be held.

“The elections are the final step in the revitalisation of the supporters’ trust after the rather regrettable events of 2011,” said spokesman Dave Farrell, a founding member of the Trust.

“We are looking to form a board that will not only be representative of the club’s support base, but have skills that can be of value to the trust, and ultimately help the club move forward.”

The Haven trust has around 120 members and looking to add to that figure.

“Most supporters trusts have a 10 per cent take-up so we are not doing too badly, but we have to grow and develop and ensure we are truly representative of supporters, so they feel it is worth subscribing to,” added Farrell.

He believes that in time the trust should be able to offer a range of support to the club, including financial help, while retaining an independent view.

“We can be a critical friend,” he continued.

Nomination papers are about to be sent to members eligible to vote for new trust board members, and anyone who has not received them within two weeks should contact John Hurst on 01946 61415.

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