Dot's date with Diamond

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Lifelong Evertonian Dot, who turned 100 earlier this year, was treated to a special Valentine's day out with Blues Ambassador Graham Stuart on Monday afternoon.

Following Dot's 100th birthday celebrations back in January, her son-in-law contacted the club to see if they would be able to help make her landmark birthday extra special.

An invitation to Everton's state-of-the-art training ground was sent from club Ambassador Diamond promising an unforgettable experience for Dot with the chance to meet some familiar faces to thank her for her loyal support throughout the last 100 years.

After arriving at USM Finch Farm dressed all in blue and her favourite Everton scarf, Dot was met by her FA Cup winning Valentines date and given a tour of the facilities before being treated to her favourite meal of fish and chips in the Academy canteen along with her son, daughter and grandson.

An RAF veteran who served as a typist during the Second World War, Dot took her son Mike to his first game at Goodison Park when he was just one and he is now a Season Ticket Holder after following in his mum's footsteps and falling in love with the Blues.

During her VIP visit, Dot was presented with blue roses, as part of the celebrations for Valentine's Day, by none other than Blues' captain Phil Jagielka and Wales captain Ashley Williams, she also got to meet Toffees youngsters Jonjoe Kenny, Morgan Feeney and Antony Evans before receiving a big bunch of flowers from Everton manager Sam Allardyce.

The final surprise of the day was a visit from Everton Giant Duncan Ferguson who sat down for a cup of tea with Dot and had a look at some of her war medals and Everton memorabilia from over the years.