Here is an extract of the Jags Trust site on how to use Easy fundraising to rake the cash in for the Trust.
“Easy Fundraising is a great way for you to contribute to the Jags Trust as you shop online. It doesn’t cost you a thing - all you have to do is register on the site and access your favourite on-line shops via their website.
All of the purchases you make in this way will result in a contribution being made to your chosen cause - in our case, the Jags Trust!
Just register on the Easy Fundraising website and you will be able to go to a wide range of well known and reputable on-line shops. It’s more than likely that your favourite internet shop will be there.
When you register you will also be asked to select your chosen cause - please note that we are registered as The Jags Trust and thus appear on the listing under T!”
Please also take a look at the free funds section http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise_funds_for_free/
plenty of ways to get some cash for the trust.
Please follow the thread on the jags forum – the latest offers will be posted there.
Guest article from http://www.theawayend.net/
St Johnstone eventually clinched the title, after much deliberation over whether they actually wanted promotion or not, with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Greenock Morton. As much as Partick Thistle have put up a spirited title race, they just haven’t had a good enough squad to be able to compete with St Johnstone. St Johnstone have missed players such as Jody Morris and Andy Jackson for large spells of the season, but have had players such as Kevin Moon and Steven Milne to come in, and both have performed admirably. Thistle on the other hand have really struggled to replace Liam Buchanan, and this is one of the main reasons they have finished behind St Johnstone.
DUNDEE 4 PARTICK THISTLE 0
Match Report-Saturday 9th May 2009
by Partick the Dog (with assistance from Wee Honk)
Dundee University produced the students who formed Snow Patrol. Rain Patrol or even Wet Wet Wet would have been more fitting as the last game of Thistle’s season was played out to the backdrop of the greatest monsoon to hit the British Isles since the first friendly of Thistle’s season in Blyth. In conditions so extreme you would not even take your pet fish out for a walk, Thistle were drowned by a lucky strike and three clinical finishes. Yet if fortune and clinicality (???) had been on Thistle’s side this could have been a high-scoring draw and the defiant chants of “We’re going to win 5-4” which rang out from the away stand at Dens Park with ten minutes to go were not as irrational as the final scoreline might suggest.
Dundee v Partick Thistle
Irn-Bru Scottish First Division
Saturday 9th May 2009
Referee: Stevie O’Reilly
Under 16 FREE
Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
As Thistle fans head up to Dundee for the last game of the season, I am sure most of them will be happy on the progress the team have made, and all will look forward to the start of next season hoping that the main players will still be with us and also the team will be strengthened by the inclusion of at least three new quality players. That will mean this time next year we could be down in the Tavern celebrating our promotion to the SPL.
It is usual for the players that are leaving us to be given some time on the park on our last game to say goodbye to the fans,but the way Chappie limped into the player of the year dance last Saturday and also that Simon Donnelly has been carrying an ankle knock this may not happen this year.Mr. McCall could add couple of our promising youngsters to the squad and they could be given some part to play in the latter stages of the game.
The player of the year dance took place on Saturday in the Aitken Suite.
Johnny Tuffey made away with most of the awards however the glorious one did pick two awards including the Jags Trust trophy.
Here is the full list of winners.
City Centre: POTY: Johnny Tuffey
Cumernauld: Johnny Tuffey
Jordanhill: POTY Gary Harkins. Young POTY: Johnny Tuffey and Paul Paton
The Nomads: Johnny Tuffey
North West: Johnny Tuffey
JT: Gary Harkins
Outstanding Achievement Award: David McClure
Credit to Tom Hosie for the job he did organizing the event and giving me the above list as I was far too drunk to remember!
After an appeal to the fans last week a number of Jags Fans brought along some of their old Thistle scarves and tops that they no longer needed so that they could be given over to the latest addition to our fan base: the kids from the Roma community. These kids have been attending Firhill for the last three home games of the season and have adopted the Jags as their club.
They come from a youth group in the south side of Glasgow and their visits are part of the club and trust’s community engagement programme. They have learned to sing a couple of Thistle songs and they look forward to coming to Firhill - indeed it was described today by one of the visitors as the best thing that has happened to them in the last two years. They greatly appreciate the moves the club and fans have made in welcoming them into our club. To me, what was great about this was that the club gave them and their workers free admission, the trust paid for their bus fares and the fans gave them their gear. The symbolism in this for me is really important. In this case it was the ordinary fans who directly handed their own personal Thistle things over for these kids to wear. That was the real welcome.
Some of the older teenagers have been working on the idea of having their own football team and one of our fans has stated that he will get them kitted out in full Thistle gear. Now, this offer came just after a similar offer had been made to them by another Glasgow team, but they turned them down in order to stick with “their own team” Partick Thistle. The name of this Roma based team will now be named Govanhill Thistle.
The community really do appreciate the efforts made by the club and fans in welcoming them into the Thistle family. If any of you were lucky enough to see the excitement amongst the young ones when they went through the stuff handed out to them, you would really appreciate how powerful this felt to them. Shirts and scarves were immediately put on. Some of them were also amazed that they were allowed to keep them.
I am no photographer but here is a picture of them just after the final whistle with the gear on. Can I just add that later in the evening around Allison Street and Calder Street in the south side of the city all you could see were kids in Thistle gear singing Thistle songs - a really weird experience, let me tell you. Let me just say a big thankyou to all who contributed and to Dave from the shed for helping hand them out.
If you have any more stuff could you please let me know so that I can arrange to collect and pass on to them during the close season in readyness for 2009-2010 season.
Partick Thistle v Airdrie United
Irn-Bru Scottish League 1st Division
Saturday 2nd May 2009
Firhill Stadium Glasgow
Kick -Off 3.00 pm
Reporter: Tom Hogg
Referee: Crawford Allan
Attendance: 3,250 approx
Thistle’s lingering hopes of catching St Johnstone in the run in were dashed in a lack lustre display that said more about the lengthy queue outside the physio’s room in recent weeks, than some mid season form which hinted ever so slightly at the chance of outrageous over-achievement. The loss of emergency loan signing Lucas Akins meant that a reshuffle was needed in any case, but Chaplain and Donnelly both started despite being only partly fit and the long term problems of Buchanan, Archibald and Kinniburgh are well documented. Young Graeme Eaglesham was listed on the bench, alongside Paul Paton with Buchanan starting alongside Doolan up front in a 3-5-2. (more…)