Ebenezer’s Nantwich collected £229 for Diabetes UK in memory of James ‘Pat’ Smith, earlier this year (2021), on what would have been his birthday.

Pat was a true Dabber legend – a former Nantwich Postman; Chairman of Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK; an integral part of Nantwich Town Football Club where he was a regular face home and away, a steward, and a long-standing member of the Nantwich Town Independent Supporters Association; and a regular visitor to Ebenezer’s Craft Beer & Gin in Nantwich.

Following Pat’s death the Nantwich Town FC players wore a black armband as a mark of respect during their next match, which was an Emirates FA Cup tie.

Pat’s ashes were spread in the centre circle of the pitch at Nantwich Town FC on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

A representative from Ebenezer’s Craft Beer & Gin, Nantwich, said: “Pat was a gentleman, a proud Dabber and steward for Nantwich Town Football Club. He never missed a game, home or away. He was happiest having a good conversation, sharing his stories over a ‘wee dram’. Never without a smile and a little bag of dog treats for the other regulars. We feel we can speak for everyone here when we say how missed Pat will be.”

Images and article provided by Jonathan White