The Road to Burton.....

 

Tomorrow’s game at Burton will see nearly 2,000 Luton fans making the trip, but for at least four supporters it will be a landmark occasion.  By attending this match at the Pirelli Stadium, Les Miller, Mark Chapman, Chris Park and Keith Hayward will have seen Luton Town play at every single one of the current 92 League Clubs.  In case any younger supporters are wondering, yes, that does include all the current Premier League teams!

To reach this milestone has required a combination of loyalty and dedication, as well as longevity, and we here at Trust in Luton salute this fantastic achievement.  In fact we think it might be pretty unique too as apart from the qualities above, you also have to support a team that has been up and down the leagues a few times and we all know how well we fit that particular bill!

We’re sure there are others too who will join the #Hatters92Club tomorrow so please let us know if you do.  There are also several close behind but who may need a promotion or two to get there.

At some point Trust in Luton would like to make a more formal recognition of these particular supporters but for them -  and all the other amazing fans going tomorrow and who will be there at all our away games this season – keep up the brilliant work.

Last Updated (Friday, 21 November 2014 13:11)

 

Town Fans Get United

 

TOWN FANS GET UNITED!

LTSC merge with Trust in Luton….to give supporters one official voice

After lengthy discussions between the two committees , the long-established Luton Town Supporters Club has joined forces  with Trust in Luton, the  official fans shareholder in our club – bringing fans closer together and giving us one voice as we all pull together to help Luton Town move forward off the pitch as well as on it.

‘It’s a great move for all concerned’, says Tony Murray, Chair of TiL, ‘We have seen the Trust grow massively since the club made us guardians of its image for future generations – and now our numbers have been further boosted by  a large group of fans,  many of whom have been committed to the cause for decades.  LTSC bring a range of strengths and skills to the Trust, which will help us broaden our social activities and our support for the club we all love.’

Look out for news of upcoming events.

YOUR TRUST NEEDS YOU

The rapid growth of TiL in recent months means that we really need to upgrade our website, database and other online functions - and we're sure there's a tech-savvy Luton fan out there who can help us out.  If that's you, don't just sit there - drop us a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us what skills you have and we'll be in touch.

The Trust committee are all volunteers – and we’re a bit stretched at the moment! We would welcome input from dedicated fans who feel they can commit time and energy to help us take TiL forward – not just with our online presence but in a variety of ways. Please email if you are interested.

91 CLUB STATUS IS GOING FOR A BURTON!

If you’re an LTSC or Trust member and one of those dedicated fans whose trip to Burton next weekend will take you to the final ground needed to make you a member of the ’92 Club’ (that’s fans who have seen Luton play at all the 92 current league clubs for the uninitiated!) please get in touch by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . And if you know someone who qualifies but who is too shy or modest to come forward, please let us know about them too, preferably before next Saturday.

Last Updated (Monday, 17 November 2014 14:15)

 

Meet the Manager 2014

Meet the Management Team - tickets on sale Wednesday 5th November

 

Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm in the Eric Morecambe lounge.

Management team

Tickets for this event will be sold through the ticket office from Wednesday 5th November to TiL members until kick off on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will then be on general sale at the following prices:

£3 TiL members

£10 non-members

Members will need to either produce their membership cards if calling in person, or have their membership number available if phoning. There will now be an opportunity to join TiL on the night. If you feel that you should have a membership card but haven't, please check that you have given us an address to post the card to and drop us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Last Updated (Monday, 03 November 2014 20:08)

 

Trust Membership - Questions and Answers

Since the announcement back in March, of the Trust’s agreement to protect the Club’s image assets, Trust membership numbers have gone through the roof. It’s fair to say that we were taken by surprise by the sudden huge surge in membership applications which, coupled with some problems with our database software, meant that we initially struggled to deal with the demand.
We’ve now pretty much caught up with the back-log and the vast majority of new members should by now have their welcome letter and membership card. There are a few still in the post but we are now able to deal with all new applications much more quickly. However, the episode has not been without problems and we have identified a number of reasons why you may not have received a membership card. Before contacting us, please read through the following to see if you fit into one of these categories, and what action to take if you do.

Membership fee not paid
Since March there have been over 250 applications for membership through the Trust website but for which no payment was made. If you haven’t paid, you haven’t joined! At the moment, our only method of accepting payment through the website is via PayPal. We are hoping to add a direct debit capability in due course but for the time being PayPal is the exclusive method. We have had over 400 people successfully apply to join the Trust in the last six weeks through PayPal and it is a simple and secure system.
If you are in this category and wish to finish off your membership application (and we hope you do) please log back on to your account and complete the process with PayPal. At the same time please make sure that you have completed your home address and email address details too.
We will know (from PayPal) as soon as you have paid so there is nothing further for you to do. If you really don’t want to use PayPal then the alternative is to download the application form from our website, www.trustinluton.info - complete it, and post it to the Trust in Luton Office address given on the application form, with your cheque. If you do chose this method it will take a little longer to get your application processed.

Address not given
There are more than 130 people who applied on-line and paid for membership but didn’t put their home address details on the application form. Clearly we can’t send out your card if we don’t know where you live! If this applies to you please log back on to your account and add in your home address. Once you have done that please then email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it putting “Address supplied” in the subject line and put your full name and membership number (which you will find in your account record) in the body of the email. Unless you carry out this final step we have no way of picking up that you have added your address, so please don’t forget to let us know.

Season Ticket Scheme
Many of you will be taking advantage of the offer to join the Trust whilst purchasing or renewing your 2014/15 Luton Town season tickets. We will be liaising with the Club’s ticket office to collect the details of new applications during the summer. Those memberships can’t be processed until we get that information but our intention is that everyone who applies through this method by the end of July will receive their membership cards during August.


Overseas
We had many applications from Hatters around the world and we are just sorting out the mailing arrangements for these. If you are an overseas applicant please bear with us for a few days.


Business Membership
Although our rules do allow for business membership, to be frank this is not something we encourage as it may create difficulties when we come to ballot you on the important issues. We regard supporting the club at this level as an individual pursuit and the modest membership fee structure reflects this.
That said we are absolutely delighted to receive business donations, and thank those businesses that have already done so, but we would ask you all to join the Trust as individual supporters.


Couples
Likewise, please don’t try to join as a couple or family – this just doesn’t work!

...and finally
Please accept our apologies if things have been delayed for you. We are all unpaid volunteers and work for the Trust in our spare time but that is no excuse for not doing things properly. We have learnt a lot from this experience and with some upgrades to our membership database planned for the future we hope we won’t get caught like this again. However, in our defence we should just say that we did have to manually check, and then correct, a large number of addresses - particularly incorrect or missing post codes - and we took the view it would be better to take a little longer to get these details right.


If you still have any unresolved issues please email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it providing as much information as possible, including your membership number if known, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:57)

 

Club to literally Trust in Luton

Luton Town and Trust in Luton – working together to protect the future of your club

 

Can you imagine Luton Town being renamed London Luton Dons on the whim of a new owner?

 

Or see changing our colours to yellow and red? 


Perhaps the club crest swapped for a moose head?


How about our nickname being changed from the Hatters to something?


Or even worse, Happy Harry being killed off and replaced by a dragon, or something else considered lucky on the other side of the world?

 

Stranger things have happened – and are happening – in the world of modern football. It’s an alarming, and unwelcome, trend.

 

But we are Luton Town. With over 125 years of proud history. For generations, we have been an essential part of the identity and fabric of the town. And that’s the way we all want it to stay.

 

Luton Town 2020 – all of them lifelong Luton fans  have always said that they are little more than custodians of this wonderful club of ours. They are not planning on leaving; in fact, they'd like to think that they, and their successors, will be here for another 125 years.

 

But events in our relatively recent past, and currently in the news elsewhere, show just how fragile a club’s identity can be. That’s why Trust in Luton is such an important organisation - and why 2020 and the Trust have been working together to protect the future of your club from the perils of potential bad owners, chancers and asset strippers. Potentially people who don’t care about Luton Town in the way true fans do.

 

With this in mind we are delighted to announce that 2020 and Trust in Luton have agreed a deal to protect the exclusive image rights of Luton Town, which includes the name, nickname, mascot, colours and crest.

 

The Trust, the official fans’ shareholders in the Club, will from now on have the legal right to veto any changes in the decision on club name, kit colours and alterations to the club crest and mascot identity This means that the club’s image is protected and protected by people who will always care and always be there.

 

Asset identity like this is a major step forward towards securing our club for the next generation, and the next.

 

The agreement between the Club and the Trust will also set out aims for a greater ‘fan ownership’ scheme conditional upon an increase in membership presenting the chance for members to invest in the Club through shares owned by the Trust. But it can only truly succeed with a strong Trust in place. And that’s where you can do your bit.

 

Don’t just think about joining the Trust. Do it today, if you haven’t already.

 

Membership costs just £10 per year to join for which you will now have a part to play in protecting your club’s identity; The Hatters playing in Luton colours with the proper club crest. You’ll even help keep good old Happy Harry in a job too!



Join the Trust



Last Updated (Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:44)

 
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