Live music at Norwich Station in memory of Norwich City superfan Michelle Dack
PUBLISHED: 12:34 08 May 2018
Fundraising in memory of a Norwich City superfan is on track - thanks to a live music event that will be held at Norwich Railway Station.
The 908 fundraiser will raise charity cash in the wake of the death of Michelle Dack, who attended 908 Canaries matches before dying from cancer in January at the age of 52.
The grandmother’s death followed a month-long battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that develops in bone and soft tissue.
The much-loved fan - who was a familiar sight selling Golden Goal tickets - was saluted by the Norwich City faithful during February’s 1-0 home victory against Middlesbrough with a minute’s applause in the 52nd minute followed by a rousing chorus of On The Ball, City.
Now Mrs Dack’s family aims to to boost her legacy by raising money for Sarcoma UK, a charity which gave support during her brief but courageous battle.
Her brother Mickey and sister-in-law Nicola Garwood both work for Greater Anglia, and are helping to host the 908 fundraiser.
Nicola said: “We hope to raise as much money as possible for this great charity which helped Michelle and her family.
“We all miss her every day. Everyone is welcome to attend the event at Norwich station, and we even hope that a few of the Norwich City squad will be able to pop down on the day.”
Live music begins in the station concourse from 11am on Friday May 18 where the results of a silent auction will later be announced; items include signed James Maddison boots and a pass to travel on the footplate of a North Norfolk Railway steam engine.
Railway buffs can also bid to ride in the cab of a Class 37 or Class 321 train alongside the driver.
The auction closes on May 14 and bids can be sent to Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following her death, Mrs Dack’s partner of 17 years Ian Mitton wrote on Twitter that she was “my rock, my love, my best friend”.
He said: “The lasting memory I will have of her in terms of football is the fact that she just went to support her football team. She didn’t care if they were brilliant or if they lost, she just wanted to watch them play.”
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