This week, Grimsby Town Sports & Education Trust (GTSET) was delighted to welcome Billy-Bob Cook to Blundell Park for a special behind the scenes tour.
Billy-Bob and his family, who are big Grimsby Town fans, have been going through a very tough time. The family were given an access-all-areas tour of the ground, getting to visit every part of the stadium from the boardroom to the changing rooms and even emulating manager, Michael Jolley by sitting in the dugouts.
Mum, Lizzie recently received devastating news that the breast cancer she beat six-and-a-half years ago had returned and this time it may not be curable.
But she and husband Graham are determined to stay positive and think of the future. They are now on a mission to help Billy-Bob visit every football stadium in the country.
Billy-Bob was also presented with his own personalised black and white Grimsby Town kit, printed with Cook 9 (9 for Harry Kane his favourite England player). He can now wear the famous black and white shirt as he goes around the county visiting other football stadiums.
To help the family raise extra funds for these trips, all money raised by GTSET at this Sunday’s Community Fun Day will be donated to Billy-Bob and his family.
Ray Blain from GTSET said “It was a pleasure to welcome Billy-Bob and his family to Blundell Park this week, to see the positivity from both Lizzie and Graham to help make as many memories as possible for Billy-Bob was inspirational. We are looking forward to helping raise as much money as we can for them and to also welcome them back to Blundell Park for a league game once the season starts”