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Published: 00:00, 05 August 2014 |
Updated: 12:03, 05 August 2014
A fan who suffered a heart attack at the gates of Margate Football Club last week is recovering in hospital and has had a visit from club representatives.
Supporter George Downer was visited by club director John Webb and media manager Ryan Day at Margate’s QEQM Hospital.
Mr Downer, a lifelong supporter of the club, suffered a heart attack moments before the Blues faced Wolverhampton Wanderers at Hartsdown Park last Friday evening.
Thanks to the quick response from the ambulance services at the ground and club doctor Jeff Ryder, Mr Downer survived and is now on the mend.
Mr Downer was presented with a match ball signed by the first team and a match day programme from both the Wolves game and a Barnet game.
He said: “No words will ever be enough to say thank you to everyone that helped on Friday. The ambulance people were fantastic, as was MFC club doctor Jeff Ryder”.
“I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone and apologise for delaying the game by 20 minutes!”
“If this had happened at home then I probably wouldn’t be here so my advice to everyone would be to always go to Margate Football Club.”
Ryan Day said: “The club would like to wish George a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming him back on the terraces.”
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