The restrictions in the first half of 2021 meant that the majority of us weren't able to get to Broadhurst Park, not just missing the fantastic football but also all those people that you only see on matchday - the same faces you see every other week, some of whom you might even have forgotten their names but you've always got time for a quick chat or at least a nod. In some cases little did you know that the last time you saw them would indeed be the last and since that November night in the FA Cup, there's been too many of those.
One of those was Julie Reeves, at first glance she was a steward in a bright yellow jacket, most often manning the chain by the home dugout, at second glance you would see a happy face, eyes twinkling and with the gentle lines of tens of thousands of smiles given over the years. She passed suddenly in March and news filtered through slowly to most fans, cut off as we were from our usual gathering place. She was a huge lover of music, particularly Northern Soul and Motown, and loved to dance, so it's fitting that her husband Tony has organised a very special night for her FC friends and family to celebrate her life.
Compered by our very own James Quinn and Smug Roberts, and featuring music from DJs Eric and Kevin, all funds raised on the night will be split equally between FC and the charity Parkinsons UK.
If you would like to contribute to these causes, then please click the link below, which will be open until the 24th September
It promises to be a fantastic night of music and comedy and a fitting celebration of the life of a very special lady, for whom FC meant so much, she had her ashes buried at the ground, so get the date in your diary, and prepare to dance into the night remembering our Julie.