A sombre visit to LCFC

Posted on: 02/11/2018

As a supporter since 1976, and, a season ticket holder since 2001, the events of last Saturday at the King Power Stadium, which I witnessed personally, have had a profound effect on me.

Coming into work on Monday was strange, but instantly, numerous staff and students began talking about the event, the speculation on who and how.

Then, an idea started by Susanna Porter grew, a Lancaster book of remembrance was initiated, and after much work by Ellen in reprographics a beautiful bound book, 72 pages of dedicated quotes from staff and students alike was ready to take to the stadium. I am proud to say I was one of those who represented the Academy.

My thanks to Jim Donnelly, head of supporter Liaison who allowed our head boy and girl to lay flowers, and, place the book at the very front of the table of tributes beside the photo of Vichai.

Seeing ours, amongst the thousands of other tributes was immensely humbling.

Within our Book of Condolences, we included the following message from our Principal:

At The Lancaster Academy we would like to express our condolences at this time of sadness and tragedy. Sudden and unexpected events pull communities together. In the 2015 - 2016 season, the somewhat sudden and unexpected event of Leicester City being possible, and then actual, Premiership CHAMPIONS, pulled the Leicester community together. There were tears of joy and laughter. It helped our school to know that no matter what the mountains, obstacles or barriers in front of you, or how the odds are stacked against people, great accomplishments can be made, especially through belief and teamwork. We enjoyed the good time and now we would like to pay our respects in the darkest of times. Please accept our book of condolence as a mark of our respect for those lost to their families and friends, the club and this city.

Head Prefect

At the Leicester City Stadium we placed flowers and a book of condolence to show our respect to the people who lost their lives in the helicopter crash. The experience was surreal and eye opening, you could see how much this tragedy has affected people. This has been a loss for the whole of Leicester as the chairman did so much for our city. I give my dearest condolences to the families.

Deputy Head Prefect

Today we went to LCFC to give our condolences, it wasn’t joyful but it was a beautiful day, of people showing how much he was appreciated and how much he was loved by the whole world.


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