Kind hearted Brentford fans have rallied around and dug deep to give one of their friends the send off he deserves.
Ron Jacobs, who lived in Hounslow before moving to Brentford later in his life, was a dedicated fan of the Bees, as well as Middlesex CCC, passed away last Wednesday, aged 71.
Sadly, he has no known next of kin, and as such may end his days in a paupers` grave, according the the government’s burial laws.
However, the family that is Brentford FC and its supporters have already shown their true colours, and in no time at, more than £1,000 has been pledged to give Ron a dignified farewell.
A bucket collection will be taken at the fans’ forum on Thursday night, and another will be taken at Saturday's League One clash against Crawley Town at Griffin Park.
There is also provision for those who may wish to make a donation, but cannot be at the game on Saturday, by passing a donation in to the club’s main reception.
Once the pledges and donations have been assessed, arrangements will be confirmed and advertised by the club.
Should there be any surplus funds, it is hoped they will go towards a permanent memorial in memory of all Bees fans who have passed away. Fans are also talking of starting a minute’s applause 71 minutes into the Crawley game, to mark Ron’s age when he died.