Appeal launched in memory of football-loving Leyburn mum

Tracy Webb with husband Darren.

An appeal in memory of a football-loving mum has raised more than £1,200 in less than 12 hours.

Mother-of-two Tracy Webb died on January 16 after a long battle with illness. She was 37.

Tracy, who ran a cleaning company, was a well-known and popular figure in Leyburn, and dozens of people have paid tribute to her online.

As well as being a big Liverpool fan, Tracy was a volunteer and supporter at Leyburn United JFC, with both of her sons, Harvey and Jayden,  playing for the club.

Yesterday, her family and friends launched an appeal to raise money in her memory for the junior club, with the proceeds going towards the improvement of match-day facilities at The Wensleydale School, for use by both the club and the school.

Within just a few hours, the appeal had raised more than £1,200 towards the target of £1,500.

Husband Darren said: “I love her and miss her so much. She was the most amazing wife, mum, daughter, sister, aunt and friend we could have ever been blessed to have in our lives.

“She would be so proud looking down on us on what’s being done in her memory.”

Darren said Tracy’s family had been overwhelmed at the support they had has received.

He added: “Tracy truly was a footy mad mum.

“As well as being a dedicated Liverpool supporter, she loved to watch our boys play for Leyburn.

“She could be found standing on the sidelines in all weather and helped to raise over £2,000 for the club as part of the catering and entertainment team.

“Football and her boys were two of Tracy’s biggest passions in life, and with this in mind, we have decided that any donations in memory of Tracy will be donated to the club.

“I understand there are plans for the club to redevelop the pavilion at The Wensleydale School and they have pledged to name the pavilion in memory of Tracy.”

Tracy Webb, far right, volunteering with friends at a Leyburn Utd JFC game.

Tracy’s funeral will be held on Thursday, February 3.

Following a private service, everyone who knew Tracy is invited to attend the Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn at 2.30pm for a celebration of her life.

Donations can be made then towards the appeal.

Alternatively, click here to donate online.