Since its formation, the trust has raised or helped to raise much needed funds for a number of local and national registered charities and other worthy causes by way of giving a little back.
This has been done either through our own fundraising efforts, or through those of others connected to Walsall Football Club, its supporters and the local community, including Walsall FC staff, players, former players, local schools, hospitals and any other group or organisation in need of help and support.
Walsall Football Supporters' Trust currently supports the Saddlers Learning Centre. The Saddlers Learning Centre which is based at the Banks's Stadium provides learning opportunities for local school children to engage in team bonding and confidence building activities, including sporting activities within an environment other than school and we are proud to support Centre Manager Sue Lane and the work and opportunities the centre provides.
Past Charity Work and Donations
To date, the Trust have helped raise funds for the following charities and worthy causes:-
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) - As part of Dan and Emma Moles £10k challenge in memory of baby Mole.
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) - In memory of former Walsall FC players Matt Gadsby and Anton Reid.
Alzheimer's Society - Through the fundraising efforts of the late Walsall FC and England International Goal Keeper Bert 'The Cat' Williams MBE.
The Meningitis Trust - Through the fundraising efforts of former Walsall FC player Dean Holden and his partner Danielle and in memory of their late daughter Cici.
The trust have also collected or helped to collect items such as toys and non-perishable food items for the Walsall Manor Hospitals Children's Ward, the Black Country Food Bank and Acorns Trust amongst others through our annual Christmas Toy and Food Appeal in order to bring a little happiness to those less fortunate throughout the festive period and have also made smaller cash donations to:-
Bryntysilio OEC, Shelfield School, Walsall (Walsall FC Flag Project) and Memorial Garden in memory of Cici Holden.
None of the above would be possible without the support of the players, staff and supporters of Walsall Football Club whose generosity never ceases to amaze us time and time again and for that, we offer a heart felt thank you to each and everyone of you.