"To provide heart screening for a minimum of 200 young people per year"
So what was Dan like?
Dan was a postman and had been for several years, he had one of the toughest walks going, as he had to deliver up Mow Cop every day and also delivered the post in Bignall End, Audley, Halmer-End and Alsagers Bank and very often mentioned that the kids from Boughey had shouted ‘Postman Pat kick us the ball back’ amongst other things. Dan was also captain of Alsagers Bank football teams on both Saturdays and Sundays, where he was referred to as the ‘dad’ of the group because he was by some years the oldest player, Dan was well respected by all the lads who he played with and has left a massive hole at the club. Dan’s shirt number was number 2, which has since being retired by the club as a mark of respect to Dan, and only a week after loosing Dan the team went onto win the Staffordshire County Senior League Division Two cup final in his memory.
Dan was full of life and lived every day to the full, doing the things that he wanted to do, he went snowboarding each year, went out with the lads, who have been a unique group of friends and have all grown up together since primary school, and whenever he walked into a room it would just light up.
A motto that has arisen since we lost Dan is ‘Live for today because tomorrow is promised to no-one’ and this couldn’t be any truer.
Below is a YouTube video that has been created by Andy Lester and this gives you just a glimpse of the amazing person that Dan was.