A WINNER of a pair of tickets to Bradford City's play-off final clash is set for a poignant trip to Wembley in honour of her friend who died suddenly.
Carole Bannon, 49, won a pair of tickets through an online Telegraph & Argus competition for Saturday's League One showpiece against Millwall, after entering in memory of her friend Pam Hartley.
Pam, 71, a member of the Shipley Bantams supporters' group, suffered a massive bleed to the brain on Friday, May 5, and died two days later.
Carole, of Thornacre Crescent, Wrose, was attending Pam's funeral at Shipley Baptist Church as the competition winners were being drawn on Wednesday and was contacted by the T&A shortly after the service ended.
She said: "I think I will be thinking about Pam at the match. I'm hoping they will win it for Pam, she was a big City fan.
"I have always wanted to go to Wembley. It just feels weird to win."
Carole will join husband Andy, 52, and son Adam, 24, who are already going to the match, and is yet to decide who will she will give her spare ticket to.
Mrs Hartley was a mother of six, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of two.
The competition was run through our dedicated Bradford City Facebook page, where you can keep in touch with all the build-up to Saturday's big match. Find it at facebook.com/BradfordCityTandA