This evening, we surprised lifelong supporter Andy Bishop with one of our special "Golden Hatter" badges.
Andy is a season ticket holder in the David Preece Stand - despite the fact that he has to fly in all the way from Norway for most games!
Since his childhood he had collected all kinds of Luton Town Football Club memorabilia, from programmes going back to 1961, signed t-shirts, even a limited edition Luton Town Football Rug which he hasn't seen anywhere else. Over the years Andy had amassed a huge collection of items.
Unfortunately, the entire collection was lost in a fire at a storage facility at Twinwoods, Bedford recently.
Along with his Luton Town collection, he lost all of his treasured items from his parents who passed away 3 years ago, which was in storage temporarily following his relocation to Norway. He was due to ship them over next year.
When we heard about Andy's upsetting news, we thought it was only fitting to award him one of our Golden Hatter badges, to get him going on a new collection. The badge was presented by SLO John Miller, Club Historian Roger Wash and Head of Executive Administration & Supporter Engagement Sascha Gustard-Brown.
Thank you for your loyal support over the years Andy.
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