CLOSING OF THE NPSC
It is with regret that the Executive Committee of the Nottingham Panthers Supporters Club have to announce that the NPSC has ceased to exist.
You will be aware that, over the past few months, we have made every effort to look at ways we could keep the Supporters Club functioning by calling open meetings to gauge the support and commitment of members.
Since the withdrawal of support for the Panthers Organisation with regard to Away Travel and Social Events, the feasibility to continue has diminished and the need for the Club in its present format no longer exists.
We could have continued with Away Travel, but no area within the NIC building was made available to us and with the Events section of the clubs activities, where the players would have been invited to attend, being taken over by Panthers themselves the Committee felt it was time to wind up the running of the club.
The Executive Committee would like to give a huge vote of thanks to those supporters who have stayed loyal to us during this difficult & distressing time.
All the money remaining in the account has been distributed to worthy courses, with equal donations being made to both G.B. Ice Hockey and the Junior section of the same.
A donation was made to Ward D34, a medical ward of the Children’s Hospital at the QMC, this included the purchase of portable DVD’s and a sum remaining for the staff to use on essential portable medical equipment.
Smaller donations were made to the 7 Charities chosen by the committee over the past 5 years and also the Charity favoured by Stadium Leisure as a thanks to them for their support and excellent service over the past number of years.
CHARITIES 2013-14 UPDATE
CHARITY CHEQUE No. 4 PRESENTED
CHARITY CHEQUE No. 3 PRESENTED
CHARITY CHEQUE No. 2 PRESENTED
The second of our Charity cheques was presented recently, this time to the Charlotte Blackman Memorial Fund, which was presented to Charlottes mum, Rachel, who said "What a fantastic effort, thanks to everyone so much, this will go towards reaching our target of training up an autistic support dog for young children. The cheque was presented by David Carnell, who was representing the committee.
CHARITY CHEQUE No. 1 PRESENTED
The Nottingham Panthers Supporter Club recently presented a cheque to one of the chosen charities from last season. The cheque, made to the Prostate Cancer unit at the Queens Medical Centre, was presented outside the Urology Centre, to Lizzie Wright, on behalf of the charity by Chairperson Julian Nelson, who was representing the Supporters Club committee.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be presenting the remainder of the cheques to the other charities chosen.