GMCT are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Welsh who will oversee all PR and Fundraising activities. Karen has loved watching football from a young age and in recent years has followed her son who has been involved in football since the age of two. This has seen her travel to Dunoon from the West End of Glasgow to support her son’s football team. As her children say, “our mum’s a soccer mum.” Community football has been a part of her life over the past few years and she has seen first-hand the benefits that can be delivered by the community coaches under the correct leadership.
Karen recently gained an MA in Literary Studies from Glasgow University and graduates in December. She is extremely proud of her achievement and urges anyone, at any stage in life, to grab the opportunity and follow their dreams. While at university Karen volunteered for Bobath Scotland, a charity for people with cerebral palsy, and during the past two summers she has organised the annual “Bike for Bobath” event which has raised a staggering £26k+ each year. It was volunteering that brought Karen to GMCT and during the past few months Karen has been giving her time to the Community Trust, writing each “Story of the Week” unaware that she would eventually be featuring herself.
Her role will be to continue with all website updates while managing the Community Trust’s Facebook and Twitter sites and writing articles for the Greenock Morton FC match day programmes. Other duties have included live radio and television interviews while co-ordinating great relationships with all media partners, locally and nationally.
From organising “Bolt’s” new strip to overseeing the recent bucket collection, Karen will turn her hand at practically anything. As Karen says, “this is my dream job and l’m excited about assisting GMCT with all marketing and promoting of courses along with managing the Community Trust’s fundraising activities. I’ve received a warm welcome from everyone involved with Morton Football Club, the Supporters’ Trust and the Community Trust. There is great excitement just now at the club which includes all the new initiatives that are currently being delivered by the Community Trust. I’m just thrilled to be part of it all and there is certainly a WOW factor for me personally.”
Karen will be starting to arrange the many fundraising ideas she has very soon. If you want to volunteer in any way with the forthcoming events in any capacity, please contact Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be in touch in due course.
Look out for Karen when she is out and about in the community; keep an eye out here on GMCT’s website and on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information about our community courses.