LCFCDSA would like to dedicate this page to Members who have pasted away.
We want to honour them members and share there memories with present and future members
TRIBUTE TO SANDRA FIXTER by Judith Smoraczewska
Sandra joined the DSA as Chairman, about a year after I became Secretary. She immediately set out to shake up an Association that had been mainly concerned with away travel and matchday parking. She knew a lot about that as she attended every home and away match.
Before the Covid crisis prevented her doing so, Sandra walked around the pitch at every match, often with her daughter Frankie, and talked to all the Members to find out their concerns. These concerns she brought to DSA meetings for discussion.
Sandra was passionate about raising the profile of disability and she succeeded in making it important to LCFC too. Disabled people have always been well treated by the Club but Sandra always thought there was more to do.
The recent Disability Day match against Wolves was Sandra’s idea. She said ‘if they can do Rainbow Laces they can do Disability awareness too.’ She would have been so pleased to see this actually take place and I hope she would have thought that the present Committee put on a good show.
Sandra worked hard attending meetings at the Club with other supporter groups. She also liaised with other DSAs from other clubs. From these meetings she learnt what other DSAs thought and how they related to their Clubs. She was determined Leicester would be better than the others. It is certainly true that there have been many improvements to the disabled experience at the Club due to her and the Committee’s efforts.
Sandra also appeared on television and radio to raise awareness of football as a family sport and disability as well. She was never afraid to say exactly what she meant and not always diplomatically!
Sandra is very much missed by all who knew her. She was a loyal supporter and a good friend. The DSA certainly will not be the same without her but we intend to carry on in the same spirit of determination that she embodied. Her vision lives on.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha “The Boss”
Saturday 27th October 2018 our owner Vichai tragically lost his life along with 4 others when his helicopter crashed just after it took off from the Stadium after our home fixture against West Ham United.
Fans waited 26 hours for the Club’s statement to confirm that Vichai was on board at the time.
Vichai gave our Club hope and memories that will always be remembered.
Vichai bought our Club in August 2010 and became our Chairman in February 2011. Vichai took our Club from a Championship team to winning the Premier League title in 2016.
Although Vichai was our owner he was one of the extended family at LCFC. He was a generous man giving fans free gifts to help celebrate his birthday and to recognise their support for the club.
Words are hard to describe what we are all feeling as a Club, a Community and an extended family. Vichai has become a hero and a legend to the Club and he will always be remembered.
We send thanks to other DSAs and Clubs that have sent their prayers and condolences after this tragic event for our Club. Our owner was loved by every LCFC fan and Vichai’s love for our club will always be remembered.
The DSA would like to send condolences to Vichai’s family and to all the families who lost a loved one in this tragic event.
Some of our committee members and a few members helped with the moving of tributes that were left at the King Power to the new memorial site, We would like to thank everyone who helped.
The DSA took a few pictures to share.
Raymond Lewitt was a member of DSA but sadly passed away in June 2017 at the age of 93.
Raymond shared his match days experiences with his granddaughter Sarah (who can be seen in the pictures)
What people don't know is that Raymond won the Barclaycard competition to present the trophy when Leicester won the league but he was so modest and didn't want to talk about his war days (rear gunner in Lancaster bomber) so he opted to not do it. His family thought the media days would have been too much for him. He struggled with walking but always wanted to to go down the city. He had a TIA a few years before his passing and couldn't see much, he didn't tell his family and was adamant he was well enough to go football. He is very much missed by his family and those who sat around him on match days. Who includes David and mother Margaret.
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Gone but never forgotten