Weʼve raised £1,310 to help fund a memorial bench and defibrillator kit to go on the Arthur Radford Sports Ground in memory of Andy Gordon!
- Morton, Nottinghamshire
- Funded on Saturday, 31st August 2019
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Tragically we lost Andy to pancreatic cancer on the 25th February after being ill for a very shot period of time. After attending his funeral and wake, I quickly realised how loved he was with almost 350 people attending that day!
Personally, I knew Andy the last 2 years whilst playing football on our local sports ground looked after by Andy. Being a groundsman was not just a hobby, but a true passion of Andy's as was evident whenever I drove past. I would always see him be cutting, rolling, or lining the pitch, Caroline always said that she didn't have a husband over summer as she lost him to the ground. This is why Arthur Radford is one of the best grounds to play on in the area currently!
Speaking and listening to Caroline before and during his funeral, Andy was such a loving husband, step father, and friend, always putting others before himself. If anyone asked for help, he would be available as soon as he could! It is clear that Andy will be sorely missed by so many and it was a privilege to know him in the short amount of time I did!
After speaking to Caroline, we would like to raise as much funds as we can for a memorial bench to be placed on the ground in memory of Andy, with any spare funds going towards a defibrillator kit which Caroline and Andy were beginning to plan for before his life was cut short. Any donations you can make would be kindly appreciated!
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Ellen & Tony
Jul 28, 2019
Rob & Kathryn Lancaster
Jul 24, 2019
A wonderful, guy who gave so much to his local community and asking for nothing in return. RIP Andy.
Janice and Richard Morley
Jul 19, 2019
Please send Caroline our apologies for not being able to attend the memorial at the end of July. Good luck and we hope that you will raise the money needed for the bench and defibrillator.
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 6, 2019
Great initiative Ryan. My Uncle Andy will be sadly missed. xxx
Jun 3, 2019
Fantastic cause, well done.Played football with Andy as youngsters and he was a very big presence on the field !
May 30, 2019
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Employee of the Full Moon in Morton and Chairman of Bleasby FC, who play at the Arthur Radford Sports Ground in Morton, looked after by Caroline and Andy Gordon. A close friend to both the past 2 years!