Trustees pay tribute to Get A-Head patron Trevor Francis

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former England football player and Get A-Head patron Trevor Francis.

Trevor was not only a phenomenal football player for a number of clubs including Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, but a huge supporter of our charitable work.

He was introduced to our founder John Watkinson by former Sheffield Wednesday manager Ron Atkinson – a long-time supporter of our work.

Trevor had been involved with Get A-Head for over a decade, attended many of our events and was hugely generous when it came to donating prizes for our charity auctions.

John said: “On behalf of all our trustees, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Trevor for all that he did. We will miss him greatly and we know that his loss will be sadly felt by the whole of the footballing and charitable worlds.

“Our thoughts are with his two sons, his extended family and all those who loved and knew him.”