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Poppy Shirt Winner: Steven Hill

Special surprise for deserving Oxford United fan

27 January 2021

Last month, we asked supporters to submit their nominations for fans who have gone above and beyond in recent months to win a match edition Poppy Shirt signed by the first team squad.

We were overwhelmed with over 350 responses and we caught up with the winners to hear their stories and surprise each with a special guest.

Our second Poppy Shirt winner is supporter Steven Hill, an Oxford University key worker who helped his daughter Lucy overcome an incredibly difficult time in her life as she recovered from PTSD.

Lucy told us: “I got diagnosed with PTSD, depression, panic and anxiety disorder. I probably went into a shell of my person. My Dad is a passionate season ticket holder but when I was diagnosed I stopped going to games. I remember going to one game and I can’t remember who we were playing against or what the score was; all I could think of was where is the nearest ambulance and how can I get out if something bad happens.

"Dad probably doesn’t realise this but him encouraging me to come back to games with him and his positivity helped me. That’s why I nominated him.”

You can see the full video and watch Steven and Lucy’s reaction to their surprise as they were joined by Cameron Brannagan right here:

If you were inspired by Steven and Lucy’s story, Lucy is raising money for the British Heart Foundation HERE

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