Wycombe Wanderers have compiled a ‘memory box’ of treasured items for a long-time supporter in care, thanks to the generosity of its newly-formed Disabled Supporters Association.
Robert, an elderly gentleman who is frail and unwell, receives regular care from his student social worker Molli from Bucks New Uni, who got in touch with the Association if the club might be able to donate items to comfort him and evoke fond memories of his long-standing affiliation with the Chairboys.
Included in the memory box was a programme from the FA Cup meeting with Tottenham Hotspur, a squad photo, a match-worn shirt and a copy of the book Small Town Dreams by James Cumming, which tells the tale of the club’s FA Cup run in 2001.
Peter Lerner, co-founder of the Disabled Supporters Association, said: “We were thrilled to hear from Molli and to be given the opportunity to play our part in helping Robert in some way.
“The Association seeks to help supporters of all disabilities, not just at Adams Park but across the whole community, and we hope Robert enjoys receiving his gift and can continue to support the club from home when the new season gets underway.”
Molli said: "Thank you so much for what you have done for Robert. He is absolutely over the moon with what you have given him. He would like me to pass on my greatest thanks to you. He is so pleased and it's really lovely to see!"