Friends and family of Spireites fan Paul Wright will be at the game today to pay tribute after he lost his battle with cancer last week.
Paul - known to many as Wrighty - was a lifelong fan of the club and at the age of 42 he finally had the chance to grace the Proact pitch for the first time and play in a competitive game with his closest friends.
He followed Chesterfield all over the country in his time as a supporter, most memorably at the two recent trips to Wembley to watch the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy finals.
Paul was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in one of his kidneys in 2014, this was removed and the procedure looked to be a success, only to later find that the disease had spread to other parts of his body.
Over the last two years of Paul’s illness his wife Kathy and three sons, Jarvis (20) Jarred (18) and Alfie (13), have taken care of him on a 24/7 basis and have been by his side throughout.
Paul was taken into Ashgate Hospicecare on Saturday, July 30, after taking a turn for the worse. Unfortunately Paul lost his battle with the disease in the early morning of Sunday, August 7.
He was given amazing care with all the staff at Ashgate Hospicecare and we cannot all thank them enough for their hard work and caring efforts.
Greatly Missed but Never Forgotten
Always Forever in our Hearts.
All The Holmewood Boys XXXX