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Preston Grasshoppers legend Joe Moxham funeral details confirmed

Posted on - 6th March, 2024 - 7:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Greyfriars, People, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Sport
Joe Moxham Pic: Preston Grasshoppers
Joe Moxham Pic: Preston Grasshoppers

A Preston Grasshoppers legend Joe Moxham has died.

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The club confirmed Joe passed away on February 29, 2024 after being a longstanding member, supporter and volunteer at Hoppers.

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In a statement the city’s rugby club said he “will be deeply missed by all his Hoppers’ family”.

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A club spokesperson said: “Joe played an active role in keeping the club running smoothly and took great pride in maintaining our outdoor space. His planters by the main entrance and on the terrace area were resplendent!

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“Joe was a fixture on match-days and always took the time to catch-up and share the craic. He was genuine, warm and welcoming to all, personifying what Hoppers is all about. He will be sorely missed.

“On behalf of all Hoppers’ members, supporters and staff, we send deepest sympathies to Karen, Tom, Katherine, Helen, Sarah, Rachel and all Joe’s extended family.”

Joe’s funeral will take place on Thursday 14 March at 12pm at Our Lady and St.Edward’s Church, 4 Marlborough Drive, Preston, PR2 9UE.

It has been asked that no flowers are brought to the funeral as Joe’s wishes were for any donations to be made to St Catherine’s Hospice in his memory.

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The burial will take place at St.Mary’s Newhouse, Station Lane, Preston, PR3 5DY but this is being kept to just immediate family only.

The wake will be held at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club (PGRFC), Lightfoot Green Lane, PR4 0AP.

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