Tony Bradley thanks the Consett AFC ‘family’ after his tragic lockdown loss

Consett AFC stalwart Tony Bradley has thanked all his friends at the club for their support after he suffered a tragic loss during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tony, who is a supporter of many years’ standing, and was the groundsman at our old Belle Vue Park ground, lost his partner Audrey Cox on 8 May after a short illness. She was 73.

A mother of two, and a dearly loved grandma and great-grandma, Audrey was also a familiar face at our games until she took ill, and used to help out in the boardroom kitchen at the old ground.

Speaking on behalf of Audrey’s family, Tony said: “We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the many friends who helped in giving our beloved Audrey a wonderful send-off.

“I would personally like to thank Frank and Dianne Bell, John Hurst, and all the club members, supporters and everyone else for their generosity.

“We were really touched by the many cards, donations and food parcels we received, and appreciate all your words of kindness.”

Gary Welford