Lyn Laffin: MUDSA Vice President

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Lyn Laffin worked for Sir Alex as his PA for well over 30 years and was a great friend to MUDSA.

The MUDSA committee on behalf of all MUDSA members would like to take this opportunity to send our, thoughts, prayers and condolences to Lyn’s family and many friends within the club upon the occasion of her recently passing away after a long illness.
Back in 1989, in her role as Sir Alex’s secretary, it was part of her job to organise tickets for disabled fans to go to matches and she came to know well that little band of hardy souls who sat on a concrete slab by the side of the tunnel, totally open to the elements.

Lyn was virtually the founder of MUDSA, as it was her idea to have a Christmas party for the small band of disabled fans who used to come to matches back then in 1989 and she arranged for the players to drop in on their way to their own party and sign some autographs and pose for photographs. That was the moment when MUDSA was born.

As MUDSA celebrates it’s 30th year of existence, that tiny group has grown to over a thousand members and that tiny slab of concrete has morphed in to some of the best, if not the best facilities for disabled fans in the country.

RIP Lyn, you’ll always be in our hearts.

1990 Christmas Party. Lyn is the lady in the white jacket crouching down next to Kevin.

Thank you presentation to Lyn in 1991; in recognition of all her help getting the disabled fans out to Rotterdam

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