“STEVIE HOOD” MAN WHO SAVED THE CLUBHOUSE SADLY DIES!
Former Carlton Town season ticket holder and friend of the club Stevie Hood has sadly passed away suddenly at the age of 60, we are truly sorry to report.
Hood spotted the turnstiles on fire one night as he finished his shift at Severn Trent and called the fire brigade, the crews arrived just minutes before the blaze would have hit the Clubhouse and the cold room complete with gas bottles and the fire officer who spoke to the club at the time was in no doubt Hood’s phone call had saved the building.
The story was extensively covered by the Nottingham Post and Radio Nottingham with the Chairman going on the Alan Clifford show.
Garton treated Hood to tickets at the Darts at Nottingham Arena as a thankyou and they became friends with Stevie helping out with Darts Marathons at the club featuring then manager Les Mcjannet.
Stevies lad Rod passed the through the clubs Academy education programme which Mcjannet played a key role in at the time and Rod still works for club sponsors Msr Newsgroup.
Stevie Hood not only helped with fund raising but was a season ticket holder for the three seasons following the fire and was an uncle to club legend Ian White, but in recent years Stevie had struggled to walk and was unable to attend games.
Work colleagues from Severn Trent came across to the Carlton Town Clubhouse this afternoon for drinks in honour of their ex work mate and friend.
Chairman Mick Garton told us
“Stevie was a great guy and I missed having him around , but we still kept in touch through Rod and occasionally on the phone and I was gutted to hear he had passed away”
“He will always been known as the man who saved the Clubhouse and our thoughts are with Rod and those close to Stevie at this difficult time” concluded the Chairman.