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WST Community Shares - Red Or Dead

escrow1The Wrexham Supporters Trust is working with Supporters Direct and Cobbetts to secure a better future for Wrexham Football Club, our football club. To do that, we need your help. Here's how...
The Trust intends to issue a share offer document to enable supporters to buy community shares in the Society which will help fund the Societys acquisition of Wrexham FC - and provide working capital to enable it to become a successful sustainable club. The Trust has set up an escrow account to hold funds which it is intended will be used for this purpose.
The proposal that the Society Board intend to make to its members is that a new type of share can be issued called Wrexham FC Community Shares. These shares will not have additional voting rights (and therefore will not change the one member one vote principle on which the Society is built) but they will allow the Society to raise finance in a way that it couldnt before.

Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol - Ymddiriedolaeth Cefnogwyr Wrecsam

Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Cefnogwyr Wrecsam yn gweithio gyda Supporters Direct a Cobbetts i sicrhau gwell dyfodol i Glwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam, ein clwb ni. I wneud hynny, mae angen eich help chi. Dyma sut...  Maer Ymddiriedolaeth yn bwriadu cyhoeddi dogfen gynnig cyfranddaliadau i alluogi cefnogwyr i brynu cyfranddaliadau cymunedol yn y Gymdeithas a fydd yn helpu i ariannu pryniant Clwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam ir Gymdeithas œ ac yn darparu cyfalaf i sicrhau y gall y clwb lwyddo mewn modd cynaliadwy. Maer Ymddiriedolaeth wedi sefydlu cyfrif ysgrow i ddal cyllid y bwriedir ei ddefnyddio ir diben hwn.

Yr hyn y mae Bwrdd y Gymdeithas yn bwriadu ei gynnig iw haelodau yw y gellir cyhoeddi math newydd o gyfranddaliadau, au galwn Gyfranddaliadau Cymunedol Clwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam. Fydd gan y cyfranddaliadau hyn ddim hawliau pleidleisio ychwanegol (ac felly ni fyddant yn newid egwyddor sylfaenol y Gymdeithas, sef un aelod un bleidlais) ond fe wnƒ¢nt ganiatƒ¡u ir Gymdeithas godi arian mewn modd nad oedd yn bosib or blaen.

When the proposed share offer is issued, the Society will let you know exactly what it proposes to purchase. If at that point you are unhappy with what the share offer proposes, you can request the return of your money in the manner described below.
The share offer document which will follow will set out a detailed proposal and detailed terms. If you complete this application form, you will receive a copy of the document and be given an opportunity to apply to buy shares with the money you have paid into the escrow account.
No money will be transferred into community shares without your permission.
To participate simply complete the form on the reverse of this flyer and transfer your money by cheque or bank transfer. The minimum payment is £250, the maximum £20,000. However, if you wish to contribute more please contact WST as there are various ways in which a higher contribution could be accommodated. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details and a Trust Board Member will call you within 24 hours to discuss.
If you have filled out a pledge form, we will be in contact over the next few weeks, although if you would prefer to contact us, that is completely fine as well. We are also still gratefully accepting any donations.
For more information, including FAQs please visit our website: www.wst.org.uk
Call: 020 72731937 between 10am and 5pm
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Together, we can take control of our club's future.
Full PDF downloads of the Community Shares Flyers can be downloaded via our Downlaods page available from the menu above, or by clicking on the links below;
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FAQs
What will happen to my money?
Your money will be held in an escrow account by Cobbetts. If the Society is in a position to complete the acquisition, then they will contact you about transferring your money into shares in the Society. Until they have received your permission by way of completing the offer document in the correct manner the money will remain in the escrow account.
What methods of payment can I use?
There are two ways that you can pay money into the escrow account œ by cheque or by electronic transfer.
Cheques should be payable to Cobbetts LLP, and sent to Estelle Wall, Cobbetts LLP, 58 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HZ.
Electronic payments should be made to the following account:
Royal Bank of Scotland St Ann Street Manchester M60 2SS
Sort Code 16-00-02 Account Number 11943297
using your name and quoting reference WR141.4.
How will you know which payment is mine?
Whether you make your payment by electronic transfer or by cheque you must also send your
application form to the following address
Estelle Wall, Cobbetts LLP, 58 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HZ
That will allow us to match the payments with the people who have made them.
Can I pay over the phone?
No, the telephone service is purely to help answer questions and follow up payment queries.
Is there a limit to what I can pay?
There is no limit to the amount that you can transfer into the escrow account. However the standard terms of the share offer will be subject to a limit of £20,000. If you are interested in supporting the Society with a greater amount than this you are invited to contact them to discuss how best to do this as there are various ways in which a higher contribution could be accommodated. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details and a Society Board Member will call you within 24 hours to discuss.
How do I get my money back?
If you would like to have your money returned you need to send written confirmation in one of two
ways. Either by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to
Ben Shave,
Supporters Direct,
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square,
London WC1B 4SE
Money will then be returned either by cheque or bank transfer within 7 working days of receipt. The 1.5% administration charge will be deducted.
Why do I need to send copies of my passport and a utility bill?
As a law firm which handles money on behalf of clients, Cobbetts is subject to anti-money laundering regulation and have to take steps to satisfy themselves as to the identity of people whose money they hold.
Who is Wrexham Supporters Society Limited?
Wrexham Supporters Society Limited is the registered name of Wrexham Supporters Trust and is a democratic organization of supporters which has over 1,100 fully paid up members. Every member has an equal vote and an equal opportunity to put themselves forward to and vote for the Board of Directors that represents them. They were formed in 2001 and have raised over £500,000 since formation, donating £123,000 to Wrexham FC and helping save the Racecourse Ground in 2005.
What are Shares in the Society?
At the moment members of the Society each hold one ordinary share which can not be transferred or withdrawn.
The proposal that the Society Board intend to make to the members is that a new type of share can be issued called Wrexham FC Community Shares. These shares will not have additional voting rights (and therefore will not change the one member one vote principle on which the Society is built) but they will allow the Society to raise finance in a way that it couldnt before. There will be strict restrictions on when these shares can be paid back, which will be outlined in the offer document which means that the Society and its members will be protected and the Societys aims arent jeopardised.
Remember you will be contacted again once the share offer has been prepared and you will have to agree to it before any of your money will be transferred over.
Will I be able to buy shares in Wrexham FC?
At present the Society Board only plans to issue shares in the Society itself to enable it to raise sufficient money to fund the acquisition. The Society Board has been advised that this is the most cost-effective means of raising the funds required to complete the acquisition.
Will it affect my voting rights as a member?
No. All members of the Society are entitled to one vote regardless of whether they own shares in the Society. As highlighted above, Wrexham FC Community Shares do not have additional voting rights.
What about the pledge form I filled in?
Anyone who completed a pledge form and returned it to the Society will be contacted over the next few weeks with a view to turning their pledge into a payment into the escrow account. We were staggered by the response we had to the Million Reasons pledge campaign but now need to understand how much money would be available to fund the acquisition, given that we now have this escrow facility. Of course if you would rather fill out the application to participate in the shares scheme now as opposed to waiting for someone to contact you then that would be even better.
What about other donations and fundraising, where do they fit in?
Donations to the WST and ongoing fundraising activities are as important, if not more so, than ever before. Money can continue to be donated directly to the WST œ bank account number 65084582 and sort code 08-92-99 - whilst any other fundraising ideas and initiatives can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Do I have to be a member of the Society to pay money into the account?
You do not have to be a member of the Society to pay money into the escrow account but if you are not a member of the Society you will have to join before you can apply for shares in the Society.

Is it just individuals who can invest or can corporate bodies and firms also join the scheme? 

Ultimately to participate in the community shares scheme whether you are an individual or a business you will need to be a member of WST.  

If you'd like to place money into the escrow account now as a Company, in anticipation of the offer document you would need to provide the Company name and number on the application form and the application would need to come from a Director of the Company. 

Possible Tax Relief on investment into the Community Share Scheme
If and when the Wrexham FC Community Share Scheme is launched it could potentially qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This could mean that supporters who buy shares of £500 or more can claim 30% of this against their tax liability. So, if you invest £1,000 you could reclaim £300 back from the tax paid. The reclaimable amount increased from 20% to 30% after the recent budget.
We are currently taking advice to determine whether our proposed scheme qualifies for EIS, although individual eligibility is typically subject to personal circumstances, Nonetheless it could be a huge boost to the scheme. It should also be stressed that the tax relief available through the EIS will only activate when the Community Share Scheme is launched, not at the point of contributing funds into to the Escrow Account.
Please see the HMRC website for further details on Enterprise Investment Schemes:
Who are Cobbetts?
Cobbetts is a leading law firm with offices in Manchester, Leeds, London and Birmingham. They are recognized experts in mutual law and designed the model constitution of Wrexham Supporters Society Limited. Further details about Cobbetts can be found on their website at http://www.cobbetts.com.
Who are Supporters Direct?
Supporters Direct is the umbrella body for over 170 Supporters Trusts in the UK. Their goal is to promote sustainable spectator sports clubs based on supporters involvement and community ownership. Over 250,000 people are members of Supporters Trusts and they work in over 20 countries across Europe giving advice and assistance to supporters all committed to increasing their voice, influence and ownership at their club. Website: www.supporters-direct.coop.

Pan gyhoeddir y cynnig cyfranddaliadau, bydd y Gymdeithas yn rhoi gwybod ichin union beth y maen bwriadu ei brynu. Os byddwch bryd hynnyn anhapus gydar hyn sydd ar gynnig, gallwch ofyn am eich arian yn ƒ´l fel y disgrifir isod.
Bydd y ddogfen cynnig cyfranddaliadau a ddaw wedyn yn amlinellu bwriad manwl a thelerau manwl.  Os llenwch y ffurflen gais hon, fe gewch gopi or ddogfen a chyfle i wneud cais i brynu cyfranddaliadau gydar arian a roesoch yn y cyfrif ysgrow.

Ni chaiff dim arian ei drosglwyddo i gyfranddaliadau cymunedol heb eich caniatĢd chi.

I gyfranogi, y cwbl sydd raid ichi ei wneud yw llenwir ffurflen ar gefn y ddalen hon a throsglwyddoch arian drwy siec neu drosglwyddiad banc. Yr isafswm taladwy yw £250, ar uchafswm yw £20,000.  Ond os hoffech gyfrannu mwy, cysylltwch ƒ¢r Ymddiriedolaeth, da chi. Mae sawl ffordd y gellid derbyn cyfraniad mwy. Anfonwch ebost at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. gydach manylion cyswllt a bydd aelod o Fwrdd yr Ymddiriedolaeth yn cysylltu Ģ chi o fewn 24 awr i drafod y mater.

Os ydych wedi llenwi ffurflen adduned, byddwn mewn cysylltiad yn yr wythnosau nesaf, ond os byddain well gennych chi gysylltu Ģ ni, popeth yn iawn. Rydym yn dal i dderbyn unrhyw roddion gyda diolch.
Am fwy o wybodaeth, gan gynnwys cwestiynau cyffredin, ewch in gwefan
www.wst.org.uk 
Ffƒ´n: 020 72731937 rhwng 10y.b.a 5y.h. Ebost: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gydan gilydd, gallwn sicrhau bod dyfodol y clwb yn ein dwylo ni.

Gellir lawrlwytho ffeiliau PDF llawn or taflenni Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol drwy ein tudalen Lawrlwytho ar y ddewislen uchod, neu drwy glicio ar y dolenni isod.
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Red Or Dead Back

Cwestiynau Cyffredin

Beth fydd yn digwydd i fy mhres?
Caiff eich pres ei ddal mewn cyfrif ysgrow gan Cobbetts. Os bydd y Gymdeithas mewn sefyllfa i gwblhaur pryniant, fe wnƒ¢n nhw gysylltu ƒ¢ chi wedyn ynglŷn ƒ¢ throsglwyddoch arian i gyfranddaliadau yn y Gymdeithas.  Nes eu bod wedi cael eich caniatƒ¢d drwy ichi gwblhaur ddogfen gynnig yn y modd cywir, bydd yr arian yn aros yn y cyfrif ysgrow.

Pa ddulliau talu alla i eu defnyddio?
Mae dwy ffordd i dalu arian i mewn i gyfrif ysgrow œ siec neu drosglwyddiad electronig.
Dylid gwneud sieciaun daladwy i Cobbetts LLP, au hanfon at
Estelle Wall,
Cobbetts LLP,
58 Mosley Street,
Manceinion M2 3HZ.
Dylid gwneud taliadau electronig ir cyfrif canlynol: Royal Bank of Scotland, St Ann Street, Manceinion M60 2SS, Cod Didoli 16-00-02 Rhif Cyfrif  11943297 gan roi eich enw a dyfynnur cyfeirnod WR141.4.


Sut fyddwch chin gwybod pa un yw fy nhaliad i?
Sut bynnag y talwch, drwy drosglwyddiad electronig neu drwy siec, rhaid ichi hefyd anfon eich ffurflen gais ir cyfeiriad canlynol
Estelle  Wall,
Cobbetts LLP,
58 Mosley Street,
Manceinion M2 3HZ
Bydd hynnyn ein galluogi i briodolir taliadau ir bobl iawn.


Alla i dalu dros y ffƒ´n?
Na, ateb cwestiynau a delio ag ymholiadau ynglŷn ƒ¢ thaliadau yw unig ddiben y gwasanaeth ffƒ´n.


Oes yna derfyn ir hyn y caf fi ei dalu?
Does dim terfyn ar y swm y gallwch ei drosglwyddo ir cyfrif ysgrow. Fodd bynnag, bydd telerau safonol y cynnig cyfranddaliadaun gyfyngedig i £20,000. Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn cefnogir Gymdeithas gyda swm mwy na hyn, gwahoddir chi i gysylltu ƒ¢ nhw i drafod sut orau i wneud hyn, gan fod sawl ffordd y gellid derbyn cyfraniad mwy. Anfonwch ebost at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
gydach manylion cysylltu a bydd aelod o Fwrdd y Gymdeithas yn cysylltu Ģ chi o fewn 24 awr i drafod y mater.

Sut alla i gael fy arian yn ƒ´l?
Os hoffech inni ddychwelyd eich arian dylech anfon cadarnhad ysgrifenedig mewn un o ddwy ffordd: naill ai ebostio
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. neu anfon llythyr at
Ben Shave,
Supporters Direct,
Victoria House,
Bloomsbury Square,
Llundain WC1B 4SE
Wedyn caiff yr arian ei ddychwelyd naill ai drwy siec neu drosglwyddiad banc o fewn 7 diwrnod gwaith i dderbyn y cais. Caiff y tĢl gweinyddu 1.5% ei dynnu allan.

Pam mae angen imi anfon copƒ¯au om pasbort a bil trydan neu nwy?
Fel cwmni cyfreithiol syn trafod arian ar ran cleientiaid, rhaid i Cobbetts gydymffurfio Ģ deddfwriaeth syn ceisio atal gwyngalchu arian, a rhaid iddynt gymryd camau i fodloniu hunain eu bod yn gwybod pwy ywr bobl sydd wedi rhoi arian yn eu dwylo.


Pwy yw Cymdeithas Cefnogwyr Wrecsam Cyf?
Cymdeithas Cefnogwyr Wrecsam Cyfyngedig yw enw cofrestredig Ymddiriedolaeth Cefnogwyr Wrecsam ac maen gorff democrataidd o gefnogwyr gyda thros 1,100 o aelodau llawn. Mae gan bob aelod bleidlais gyfartal a chyfle cyfartal iw cynnig eu hunain ir Bwrdd Cyfarwyddwyr a phleidleisio dros aelodau iw cynrychioli. Fei ffurfiwyd yn 2001 ac mae wedi codi dros £500,000 ers ei ffurfio gan roi £123,000 mewn rhoddion i Glwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam a help i achub y Cae Ras yn 2005.

Beth yw Cyfranddaliadau yn y Gymdeithas?
Ar hyn o bryd mae pob aelod or Gymdeithas yn dal un cyfranddaliad cyffredin na ellir ei drosglwyddo nai ddileu.
Y cynnig y mae Bwrdd y Gymdeithas yn bwriadu ei wneud ir aelodau yw y gellir cyhoeddi math newydd o gyfranddaliad, sef Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol Clwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam. Ni fydd dim hawliau pleidleisio ychwanegol gan y cyfranddaliadau hyn (ac felly ni fyddant yn newid egwyddor sylfaenol y Gymdeithas, sef un aelod un bleidlais) ond fe wnƒ¢nt ganiatƒ¡u ir Gymdeithas godi arian mewn ffordd na allai or blaen. Bydd cyfyngiadau caeth ar pryd y gellir talur cyfranddaliadau hyn yn ƒ´l, a amlinellir yn y ddogfen gynnig, syn golygu y gwarchodir y Gymdeithas ai haelodau ac na fydd unrhyw berygl i amcanion y Gymdeithas.
Cofiwch y cysylltir Ģ chi eto unwaith y bydd y cynnig cyfranddaliadau wedii baratoi a bydd rhaid i chi gytuno Ģ fo cyn y caiff eich arian ei drosglwyddo.


Fydda in gallu prynu cyfranddaliadau yng Nghlwb PĻl-droed Wrecsam?
Ar hyn o bryd unig fwriad Bwrdd y Gymdeithas yw cyhoeddi cyfranddaliadau yn y Gymdeithas ei hun iw galluogi i godi digon o bres i ariannur pryniant. Mae Bwrdd y Gymdeithas wedi cael cyngor mai dymar ffordd fwyaf cost-effeithiol o godir arian angenrheidiol i gwblhaur pryniant.

Wnaiff hyn effeithio ar fy hawliau pleidleisio fel aelod?
Na. Mae gan bob aelod or Gymdeithas hawl i un bleidlais, boed cyfranddaliadau ganddynt yn y Gymdeithas neu beidio. Fel y nodwyd uchod, does dim hawliau pleidleisio ychwanegol ynghlwm wrth Gyfranddaliadau Cymunedol Clwb PĻl-droed Wrecsam.

Beth am y ffurflen adduned a lenwais?
Bydd unrhyw un a lenwodd ffurflen adduned ai dychwelyd ir Gymdeithas yn cael galwad dros yr wythnosau nesaf gyda golwg ar droi eu hadduned yn daliad i mewn ir cyfrif ysgrow. Cawsom ein syfrdanu gan yr ymateb a gawsom ir ymgyrch Miliwn o Resymau dros addunedu, ond rŵan mae arnon ni angen deall faint o bres fyddai ar gael i ariannur pryniant, a ninnau bellach yn rhedeg y cyfleuster ysgrow yma. Wrth gwrs, os byddain well gennych chi lenwir ffurflen gais i gyfranogi yn y cynllun cyfranddaliadau rŵan yn hytrach nag aros i rywun gysylltu ƒ¢ chi, gwell fyth.


Beth am roddion a chynlluniau codi arian eraill, ble mae eu lle nhw?
Mae rhoddion ir Ymddiriedolaeth a gweithgareddau codi arian cyn bwysiced ag erioed, os nad yn bwysicach fyth. Gellir dal i roi arian yn uniongyrchol ir Ymddiriedolaeth œ rhif cyfrif banc 65084582 a chod didoli  08-92-99 œ a chyflwyno unrhyw syniadau a mentrau eraill ar gyfer codi arian
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Oes raid imi fod yn aelod or Gymdeithas i dalu arian i mewn ir cyfrif?
Does dim rhaid ichi fod yn aelod or Gymdeithas i dalu arian i mewn ir cyfrif ysgrow ond os nad ydych chin aelod or Gymdeithas bydd rhaid ichi ymuno cyn y gallwch chi wneud cais am gyfranddaliadau yn y Gymdeithas.

Gostyngiad Treth posibl ar fuddsoddiad yn y Cynllun Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol
Os a phan gaiff Cynllun Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol Clwb Pƒªl-droed Wrecsam ei lansio, hwyrach y bydd yn gymwys ar gyfer y Cynllun Buddsoddi mewn Menter (EIS). Gallai hyn olygu y gall cefnogwyr syn prynu cyfranddaliadau gwerth £500 neu fwy hawlio 30% o hyn yn erbyn treth. Felly, os buddsoddwch £1,000 gallech hawlio £300 yn ƒ´l or dreth a dalwyd. Maer swm y gellir ei hawlion ƒ´l wedi codi o 20% i 30% ar ƒ´l y gyllideb ddiweddar.

Ar hyn o bryd rydym yn derbyn cyngor i weld a ywr cynllun sydd gennym ar y gweill yn gymwys ar gyfer EIS, er bod cymhwysedd unigolion fel arfer yn dibynnu ar amgylchiadau personol. Serch hynny, gallai fod yn hwb enfawr ir cynllun. Dylid pwysleisio hefyd na fydd y gostyngiad treth a ddaw drwyr EIS ond yn weithredol pan lansir y Cynllun Cyfranddaliadau Cymunedol, nid ar y pwynt pan roddir arian i mewn ir cyfrif ysgrow. Gweler gwefan Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi am fanylion pellach am Gynlluniau Buddsoddi mewn Menter:

Pwy ydi Cobbetts? 
Mae Cobbetts yn gwmni cyfreithiol blaenllaw gyda swyddfeydd ym Manceinion, Leeds, Llundain a Birmingham.  Maen nhwn cael eu cydnabod fel arbenigwyr mewn cyfraith gilyddol, a nhw ddaru gynllunio cyfansoddiad model Cymdeithas Cefnogwyr Wrecsam Cyfyngedig. Gellir cael mwy o fanylion am Cobbetts ar eu gwefan,
http://www.cobbetts.com

Pwy ydi Supporters Direct?
Corff mantell ydi Supporters Direct dros fwy na 170 o Ymddiriedolaethau Cefnogwyr yng ngwledydd Prydain. Eu nod yw hyrwyddo clybiau chwaraeon cynaliadwyn seiliedig ar gyfranogiad cefnogwyr a meddiant cymunedol. Mae dros 250,000 o bobl yn aelodau o Ymddiriedolaethau Cefnogwyr ac maen nhwn gweithio mewn mwy nag 20 o wledydd ledled Ewrop yn cynnig cyngor a chymorth i gefnogwyr, oll gydar bwriad o gynyddu eu llais, eu dylanwad au perchnogaeth dros eu clwb. Gwefan: http://www.supporters-direct.coop

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