Alan’s a March QBC winner and commits to support charities

The 24th Quarters Ball Club Draw produced its 24th different winner, when ball number 21 was the first drawn out of the bag of 1035 balls during tonight’s Trust Board meeting. That number belongs to Trust Director Alan Cecil who wins £828.
Alan like most of the Trust Directors joined in the QBC draw from the very beginning in March 2021, helping the scheme to get off to a good start and since then the prize paid out has increased almost every month as more supporters have joined in.
Although Alan is the QBC Draw scheme administrator, recording every payment made and ensuring the correctness of everyone’s ball number(s), he plays no part in the actual draw itself, ensuring this is made independently and in the presence of witnesses. The March draw was made by Minute Taker Tina, with other Trust members present in the room or watching on via Zoom.

Alan’s immediate reaction was to say that from his unexpected winnings he would make “significant contributions to charities”, expected to include Prostate Cancer UK and the One Can Trust. The first of those is a charity that helped Alan significantly over the last couple of years and for which the Trust has also been fundraising in memory of the late Bill Turnbull. One Can Trust is the local foodbank providing food and basic necessities for local people who are unable to cope financially right now and again a cause that the Trust helps every matchday with its collection basket at Adams Park.

Alan has been a regular supporter of the Chairboys since 1993, when he brought sons Adam and Matt along to the Wanderers first home game in the Football League. Wife Gaynor and youngest son Daniel followed later on and all are now season ticket holders, except for Matt who works for the Club as Head of Media.

Alan has registered to join Jeff Stelling’s Football March from Wembley to Wycombe and was recently invited to join Jeff at the launch event at Adams Park as pictured above. The ‘Marathon March’ on Sunday 17th September seeks to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK whilst increasing awareness of the need for men to get tested early and regularly.


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