Rochdale Football Club is pleased to announce that the fabulous Wonder Wall feature at the Crown Oil Arena is to be dedicated to the memory of Paul Hazlehurst, who sadly passed away at the end of May.
Paul, a Director of the club for 15-years, was a huge supporter of the community project, and often spent time chatting to the many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make it happen, as well as keeping a keen eye on its progress.
A permanent plaque will be installed in the coming weeks.
Paul’s wife Liz visited the Wonder Wall on Tuesday morning and is extremely grateful for the gesture.
“It’s a great honour to have the Wonder Wall dedicated in memory of Paul,” said Liz.
“Anyone who knows anything about Rochdale Football Club will know just how dear the entire community of the football club was to Paul and our family. To have this beautiful, colourful tribute dedicated to his memory is really rather touching for myself and my family.
“I’d like to thank everyone on behalf of the family for their hard work in putting this together. It’s helping get Rochdale Football Club noticed by everybody who drives past, and it gives home and away fans something to enjoy. It also puts some colour into the area and creates a community feel good spirit. I know that Rochdale Football Club are proud to be part of that and we, as a family, are proud to be part of the football club.”
Photo Caption: Liz Hazlehurst is pictured above (central) with Dale's Sales and Marketing Manager Frances Fielding & Chief Executive Russ Green.