SOUTH Shields FC are to pay tribute to former treasurer Kevin Law with a minute’s silence tomorrow, 12 months on from his tragic passing.
Mr Law died a year ago today at the age of 50, after suffering a heart attack while out jogging.
The dad-of-three was a big financial backer for the Mariners, and his death left all involved with the Northern League club shocked and devastated.
Club chairman Gary Crutwell is eager for Shields to remember Mr Law ahead of their home game against Seaham Red Star, at Peterlee’s Eden Lane ground tomorrow.
He said: “If we had been playing in Shields, I would have probably gone with a minute’s applause, but because of where we are, we will do a minute’s silence.
“Kevin was massive for the club, and he would do anything that was in his power.
“He brought a lot of people into the club, including sponsors, as well as his own help in terms of assistance with materials and financial help.
“He is a huge miss to the football club, and was an all-round good and funny guy.
“It was a tragedy really for him to be taken as soon as he was.
“He had businesses in Newcastle but always found the time to assist us in whatever way he physically could, and he was always level-headed.
“He had thousands of friends and I would struggle to find anyone with a bad word to say about Kevin.”
Mr Law, from South Shields, died while exercising in Harton Village.
The businessman, who ran Newcastle-based Lawsons Timber, left behind his wife, Liz, 47, and their three children, Sophie, 22, Alex, 20, and Kris, 18.