THE family of legendary Widnes supporter Pat Price, who passed away last week, have thanked asked fellow Vikings fans for their thoughts, prayers and messages of condolence.

Pat’s funeral takes place at St Bede’s Church, Widnes at 11am on Thursday, 24 July, with a service at Widnes Crematorium at noon.

The procession passes the Select Security Stadium on its way to the church, with the wake taking place at the stadium’s Sports Bar where Pat sold thousands of programmes during her time as a longstanding volunteer of the club.

Pat’s son, Joseph has requested family flowers only, but said any donations people would like to make should be directed to Widnes Vikings, and the initiatives it runs in the community through Dream Maker.

Joseph said: “Mum loved the club and she would have wanted any donations to be made to Widnes Vikings and the community projects they do, but she wouldn’t have minded if it goes to getting a new prop forward! That was what she was like!”