The partner of late Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins has thanked the club and its fans for their support since his death in March.

In an open letter, posted here on the club’s official website, Rachel Gibbons, said she had been “truly touched” having visited the floral tributes left outside Huish Park.

She said: “I personally visited the floral tributes left at the ground for Lee on a couple of occasions and I read every single card, note, picture and beautiful words written by people for Lee. I am truly touched by everyone’s kindness.”

Earlier this week, the club launched a Crowdfunder to raise £10,000 for Lee’s family and Young Minds, a mental health charity

Former Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins in action.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

working with young people.

The fund has already raised more than £3,000 with supporters of many of the defender’s former clubs donating.

Rachel added: “Mental health is so vitally important, and I ask any of you reading this, if you need help or are offered help by those closest to you, because they see you need it when you can’t, please, please reach out. It is OK to not be OK, and there is always someone there for you… Even when you feel like there isn’t.
“Lee was your captain, your leader. For us, he was our safe place, our best friend.”

Speaking earlier in the week when the Crowdfunder was launched, Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll said there would be a celebration of Lee’s life at the final game of the season against Stockport County this weekend.

To donate to the fund, visit – click here.

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