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SAD NEWS AS BIG FRIEND OF THE CLUB TONY HOFFMAN DIES OF CORONA VIRUS, CHAIRMAN PAYS TRIBUTE!

April 11, 2020

SAD NEWS AS BIG FRIEND OF THE CLUB TONY HOFFMAN DIES OF CORONA VIRUS, CHAIRMAN PAYS TRIBUTE!

Carlton Town are extremely sad to announce the death of one of their biggest financial contributors over many years, Mr Tony Hoffman.

Tony headed up the Inside out group who provide Carlton’s state of the art CCTV system which helped catch the criminals who trashed the club and stole a significant amount of spirits and money a few years ago.

A police officer recognised one of the criminals in the footage who had just come out of prison and officers made arrests within days.

Tony had become a massive friend of the club and has a really good relationship with Chairman Mick Garton and had supported Golf days and pretty much every Speakers event held over the last 10 years.

“I was devastated to learn of Tony’s death, which I learnt of today after he contracted the Corona virus and then tragically caught Pneumonia, he had bravely fought Lymphoma over the last 6 years but hadn’t needed treatment for sometime and the last time I spoke to him a few weeks ago, he was in good spirits”

“If we have had 20 Speakers events over the last 10 years, he’s attended at least 16 of them taking tables, getting involved with all the fund raising stuff, he would always get in touch straight afterwards, normally congratulating us on putting on a cracking event, but would also offer constructive criticism if he felt we could improve on something, I totally respected his support and imput and always followed his advice which was always precious”

“President Roger Smith and Commitee man Mark Steggles have both been attended Tony’s Inside Out Golf day in recent years and main sponsors Msr Newsgroup and Carlton Town continue to work with his company, now run by his lovely daughter Donna.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to say, it has been an absolute pleasure to know Tony who was a real gentleman, a great character and our thoughts are with his daughter Donna and all his family at this sad time”

“Tony respected Carlton, he particularly liked the fact we gave local young talent a chance and made that point to me on a number of occasions over the years when we talked football, he will be sadly missed” said the Millers Chairman.

“On a separate note, I saw a message to me today asking if we would make our pitch available when we are allowed to, asking if we would be prepared to host fundraisers for the NHS who are the forefront of fighting this horrendous virus, absolutely we would be without a shadow of doubt” Garton concluded.

 

 

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