TrustSTFC, on behalf of all Swindon Town fans, were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of one of our own recently, with the passing of lifelong Town fan Joshua Hussey.
Joshua was diagnosed with ewings sarcoma in April 2020, which is a form of kidney cancer.
Throughout his ten months of chemotherapy, biopsies and countless transfusions Joshua remained positive and happy, however despite this great bravery he passed away peacefully and comfortably on 14th April 2021, with his family by his side. He was aged just 18.
The photo below shows Joshua in hospital with gifts he received from Nathan Thompson after the recent match against Peterborough United.
Alongside his parents Allan and Sharon, Joshua had been a season ticket holder in the Arkells’ Stand most of his life and loved nothing more than matchday; a “football special” from the chippy and a couple of drinks in the Legends’ Lounge. He was also a long-term TrustSTFC member, supporting our work since January 2016.
Joshua was much loved by everyone who spent time with him, particularly the fantastic medical staff who battled to save him. His positivity knew no bounds.
His funeral is being held on 11th May, when a procession will leave from A and E Smith on Queens Drive at around 10:30am and do a circle around the County Ground car park in his honour. There will be a Swindon Town flag draped over his coffin.
Town legend Don Rogers and TrustSTFC chairman Steve Mytton will be at Joshua’s funeral representing the club’s fans.
TrustSTFC will also be making a donation to the Swindon branch of CALM, the children’s cancer charity. They are an amazing charity and were a rock to Allan and Sharon during Joshua’s illness. Town fans wishing to do the same can pay tribute to Joshua by donating to CALM.