With great sadness, Glossop North End FC wish to announce the passing of one of our most valued supporters. Keith Thompson was one of the most courteous and likeable people associated with the club. He and Glenys stood for friendliness and kindness – always ready to think first about others. As his friends know, Keith has been battling health issues for several years but that never prevented him from supporting his club. He and Glenys went to virtually every game for many years. Latterly, they stuck to home games as driving a long distance became more difficult.
They would always be found at club meetings and events and Keith was always first to recognise the contribution of others. For a significant period, they cleaned the clubhouse and changing rooms – quietly and without fuss. Keith and his musical partners also contributed to the success of our annual beer festivals. On one occasion, with a shortage of acts, Keith played for several hours to entertain the crowd. Keith distributed his share of matchday posters and was always ready to step in when something needed doing. We remember how we asked Keith to unlock the club for an event run by Equity Housing Group. We received a message from Equity to say how helpful he had been and what a positive picture of GNE he presented.
We send our heartfelt sympathy to Glenys on behalf of the Board and the entire GNE Family.
Article by Jim Joyce
Photo by Steve Dyson