Jodie Chesney: Family ‘overwhelmed’ by Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s support
PUBLISHED: 15:56 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:56 11 March 2019
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Jodie Chesney has been remembered with a minute’s applause at Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s match against Bromley.
Players and spectators paid tribute to the 17-year-old who died in a knife attack in Harold Hill in front of Jodie’s family before kick off at the Chigwell Construction Stadium in Victoria Road on Saturday.
Jodie’s family told the club: “We just wanted to say on behalf of our family a big ‘Thank you’ for all you did for us today.
“You made us very welcome and looked after us in such a special way. You should be proud of all your staff and volunteers. They are stars.
“I’m not sure it is a coincidence, but you also had a fantastic result. Well done! The applause was a heartwarming moment and we were overwhelmed,” they added.
The club has thanked supporters for their generosity after raising £793.16 towards a fund in memory of Jodie. The fund has raised more than £15,000 since it was set up.
To donate visit gofundme.com
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