I realise that the date of Rachael Heyhoe Flint’s funeral is now fast approaching and I thought I would share with you some of my memories of Rachael.

I first met Rachael when I visited Molineux with 6 year old son, Ben (who is now 21). I went into the reception area and asked where I could purchase tickets for the pre-season friendly with Newcastle (in August 2002) to which the receptionist replied “At the ticket office”. “Where is the ticket office” I asked blankly! The lady stood behind her said “You haven’t been here before have you?” and then very kindly offered to show us around Molineux. Yes, it was Rachael!

She gave us a wonderful tour of the building including the changing rooms and a walk out onto the pitch much to my son’s great delight! She then walked us round to the ticket office and even told me which tickets to purchase.

She then ended by saying we must visit the club shop as the new Doritos Wolves strip was going on sale that very day!

So that cost me quite a bit more money than I had expected as Ben ended with the brand new top, shorts and socks!

A wonderful day we will both never forget thanks to the kindness of Rachael.

After that I kept in touch with Rachael both in my capacity as a Governor of Maidensbridge Primary School in Wall Heath where she and Steve Bull helped me when I led the campaign to save the school from closure in 2005/6, she helped me to organise a charity match between Wolves and WBA Allstars to raise funds for the campaign, and also as a Charity Trustee of Kewford Eagles Football Club in Wall Heath where both Rachael and Steve have been great supporters of this grassroots children’s football club.

Rachael was always willing to help with raffle prizes, etc for our various fund raising activities and Steve kicked off our fund raising scheme in February 2009 where we eventually raised enough money for 11 football pitches and changing rooms on a new site “Eagle Park” in Wall Heath which was formally opened by Sir Trevor Brooking in April 2014.

We will always hold very special memories of a remarkable lady and I know she will be very sorely missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Lynn E Boleyn MBE Wall Heath