The Shots Trust are delighted to report back on what was a great day (barring the weather!) at the 2014 Military Festival on Saturday 28th June, where Aldershot Town FC were represented superbly!
Four current Directors of The Shots Trust were present at the festival which saw over 10,000 people pass through the gates, despite the miserable weather. The four present were put through their paces as the day progressed with hundreds of youngsters taking part in the activities that were on offer such as a “Hole in the Goal shootout” and “Guess the Balloons in Mini Car” competition.
Shots Trust Media Director and Spokesperson Tommy Anderson commented ” We were delighted as a Trust to take part and represent the Football Club for such a popular and important event such as the Military Festival, and with the Club set on making Aldershot Town the most inclusive and community-focused club in the land, the Army personnel are very much part of the fibre of our community and we are fully supportive of bringing the club closer to them and will assist in any way we can”.
This is the second excellent community effort from The Shots Trust in recent weeks after last week’s proud involvement at the 2014 Step by Step Big Summer Sleep-Out. Tommy Anderson added “It’s been a terrific and tiring couple of weeks to say the least, but we feel it’s vital to be giving something back to the Community in conjunction with the Football Club and by working together, we are certainly raising as much awareness as possible”.
Modestly, Tommy is quick to thank the team on the Trust Board who have taken part in the Community events in the past fortnight. “I have to say a huge thank you to all of my colleagues, who have generously provided their services in recent weeks, working tirelessly hard, the Football Club are very privileged to have a fan representation body like the Trust who make every effort to promote and build relationships with the local community”.
The generosity of local businesses in the area was also something that stood out for Tommy in making sure everything ran smoothly for the event. “The support from a number of local businesses was humbling and I send my sincere thanks to Dave Cutler of Yateley MOT who provided us with an Aldershot Town FC Mini Car to use for one of our competitions, Dave’s support for the Trust has been invaluable during the past 12 months and as a Trust we thanks Dave for his contributions”.
“I must also thank David Page of Bump “N” Jump Bouncy Castles, who provided us with a brand new petrol fan free of charge, which made sure our inflatable was able to run efficiently throughout the day”.
The Trust were also proud to be asked to help promote Unipart Automotive who are the UK’s largest independent supplier of car parts and workshop consumables at the event with a brief photo shoot.
A few photos from the day…