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Crowds come together to celebrate Ossie’s life

 Published on: 13th June 2018   |   By: Tom Dyson   |   Category: Uncategorized

About 200 people came together to celebrate the life of a young Watford FC fan, who died a year ago.

Ossie Robinson, who died following a long battle with cancer, was the focus of a grand parade through Watford and into the football club’s Vicarage Road stadium for the club’s last home game of the season, where a big banner was unveiled to keep the youngster’s spirit alive.

The large crowd waved flags and sang songs in memory of Ossie, with a banner containing the words ‘RIP Ossie, gone but never forgotten’ paraded through the town.

Ossie’s uncle Gary Fullwood said: “It has been a year since Ossie died so we wanted to arrange a celebration day.

“We got together to do a big march into Watford and into the football ground, holding a banner and singing songs. We also created a football tournament and held a minute’s silence.

There was about 200 of us on the parade and the coaches came and helped us out. I am grateful for the number of people who turned out and I want to thank everyone, including Watford FC.”

Ossie’s name was also included in the bricks of the club as a fitting tribute. 

Gary added: “Ossie was an amazing guy, a true Watford fan, it was his boyhood club. This has kept his spirit alive and it was awesome to see.

“He touched thousands of people’s hearts. He even had his name placed into the Watford bricks, so he will be there forever.”