A Family Are Grieving But Grateful As Foundation And WOODSmith Help After Sad Loss

EACH week the MFC Foundation Memory Box tour visits a care home within the Teesside area.

On one of our visits we were introduced to Olive who we believed was the oldest Boro fan around. She was 103 when we met her, her birthday was in between Christmas and New year and we asked pupils of St. Augustine’s Primary School to make her 104 cards which we would deliver, along with a Boro shirt with her name on.

Sadly, Olive, pictured last year with Alan Peacock, passed away not long after midnight on her 104th birthday.

Gary Wood, Chief Operations Officer at SDDE Smith Group and Managing Director at WOODSmith Construction Group, got to hear of the story and invited Olive’s family to his table in the Styled Suite for a full all-expenses matchday experience at the Millwall game. A day rounded off of course with a Boro win.

Thanks to Gary for his generosity. He, together with Head of MFC Foundation Lynsey Edwards, is pictured above with Olive’s proud family at the game.

For more details on our Memory Box Tours, e-mail Alan at alan.geddes@mfcfoundation.co.uk