Albion grant their first Christmas wish

Albion granted their first Christmas Wish this festive period by giving life-long fan Dawn Newcomb an unforgettable tour of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

By James Hilsum • 05 December 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Dawn Newcomb and Lisa Offord with Graham Potter.

Dawn was nominated by her friend Lisa Offord for the wish, and both were treated to a tour of the club’s training ground, before meeting Graham Potter and receiving a signed shirt from all the players!

“Dawn has had a really tough time of it over the past few years and unfortunately lost her husband at the start of this year on her birthday,” Lisa explained.

“I thought she deserved a treat, so we wanted to try this and see what happened. Luckily enough, she got picked. I was shocked when I found out what the club were planning to do, and once I told Dawn, she burst into tears! It was a lovely moment.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Bruno with Lisa Offord and Dawn Newcomb.

Dawn admitted she was ‘blown away’ by all that the club had done for her, in what was a memorable and very emotional day.

“I’ve been supporting Brighton since I was ten years old when they were playing at The Goldstone, and had a season ticket at the Amex since it was built too.

“When Lisa phoned me to say she’d won this competition, I wasn’t able to talk for a while, and the day itself was amazing.

“I was totally blown away by everything, and it’s a bit like a Tardis because you don’t realise how big it is inside! It’s a fantastic place.

“The tour was brilliant, and we had a great guide. Receiving the signed shirt just finished it off. To get all of this as well as a picture, was incredible.”

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