Iron Trust members asked to choose charity to receive Community Shield funds
MEMBERS of the Iron Trust are being given the chance to decide on a local charity to receive some of the proceeds of this season's Community Shield.
Money raised by the match, which saw Manchester City beat Chelsea 3-2 back in August, is distributed to charities nationwide.
This year Scunthorpe United is splitting a pot of £2,000 three ways and having asked the Trust to nominate one of the three charities, they in turn are looking for their members to decide.
Members are asked to email the Trust with the name of the North Lincolnshire charity they think would benefit the most from this money.
There are some FA stipulations. The charity must be registered with the Charity Commission - the website www.charity-commission.gov.uk includes a search option to check - and it must operate in the North Lincolnshire area.
Nominations for national charities, or branches of national charities, are not allowed.
There is a short time-frame for this and in order to count and verify that only members have voted, the deadline is 5pm on Monday, March 11.
Votes can also be registered by tweeting @irontrust, posting on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theirontrust or stopping by Trust Corner during this afternoon's game with Coventry City. Nominations from non-members will not count.
Whichever charity comes top of the poll will be nominated by the Trust.