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.”
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.
🎅🏻 Dawn was nominated by her friend Lisa...— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) December 5, 2019
💬 “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."
"We wanted to try this and see what happened, and she got picked!"#BHAFC 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/0izFW5Kdfs
“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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