Free match for Fulham fan, 92

Christopher Walker at the Fulham match SUS-151012-100820001
Christopher Walker at the Fulham match SUS-151012-100820001

A lifelong 92-year-old Fulham fan has been given a free trip to the game.

Christopher Walker was born and bred in Fulham, London, and spent most of his adult life there. He moved to Sunrise of Eastbourne in 2012 and has now reached the proud age of 92.

Since the early 1930s, Christopher has been a Fulham Football Club supporter. As a boy and then as a man, he attended all home matches.

In his younger years, he would wait at the gates for the team to return from their away games.

As a result of years of dedication, he now has a large collection of autograph books, along with every programme for every game he attended.

Fiona White, deputy manager at Sunrise of Eastbourne, was talking to Christopher one afternoon when she hatched a plan to get him back to Craven Cottage just one last time – to watch his beloved team play.

She contacted the club and, with the help of Nicola Walworth, the Supporter Relations Manager at Fulham FC, was able to get complimentary tickets for Christopher to attend the Brentwood match with two carers.

Working with Christopher’s grandson Graham and his wife Fiona, both also keen Fulham supporters, Fiona was able to arrange a surprise visit from Christopher’s daughter Suzanne, whom he hasn’t seen him in quite a while. Suzanne got to attend the Brentwood match with her father.

He was shouting at the referee in true football fan form. Fulham FC kindly provided Christopher with a signed match programme.

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