I was recently sad to learn of the tragic passing of Neil Dobie who was a valued and committed member of the Wrexham AFC Disabled Supporters Association.
It is only because of the DSA that I continue to attend the Racecourse on a regular basis and Neil was a committee member who always had time for those he encountered on a match day.
He actually worked as a Personal Assistant when he was in the country – he had a house in France where he would spend part of the year – and I was always eager to secure his services. Unfortunately, this never happened for a number of reasons, but the fact that I would have welcomed him onto my small team of staff shows how highly I thought of him.
This morning, the DSA published a small note about the sad news and are proposing a minutes round of applause after 49 minutes of Saturday’s home game against Braintree.
I hope everyone will join in this tribute and show that Wrexham is a community club to be proud of – no matter what happens on the pitch.
Following the loss of our dear friend, committee member, and match day volunteer Neil Dobie at the young age of 49 recently.
With the families blessing, we at Wrexham DSA would be extremely grateful if all Wrexham fans attending this Saturday’s home game v Braintree 6th April, would join us for a minutes applause starting on 49 minutes played shortly after the second half is underway in his loving memory.
For those who may not recognise the name, you may know the face. Neil is pictured here on car park duty (back left in the bobble hat) in what may have been the last time he was with us before heading back to his home in France.
We are still coming to terms with the tragic news and this would mean so much to us all.
Thank you x