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Swansea family will fly the flag in remembrance of Leigh

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Family members Ann, Andrea, Cerys and Megan Lewis with their flag ready for Wembley in memory of Leigh

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THE family of a Swans-mad fan who died after being run down by a car in Townhill will be flying the flag in his memory at Wembley.

Leigh Lewis's family are joining thousands heading to London to support the Swans' historic Capital One Cup final clash against Bradford later this month.

And to show their support their have commissioned specially made flags, with the club's livery and a picture of the 36-year-old, which they will use to wave the team on.

His mother Ann said: "We are determined to go.

"Me and my daughter have been watching the Swans since Leigh passed away. They were his life, and the last time he saw them was when they were playing at Wembley, winning promotion to the Premier League. A few weeks later he was dead.

"We thought the flags would be a nice way to remember him, and hopefully he will be watching the game from above."

Leigh was well known at the Liberty Stadium, where he sold tickets for the half-time raffle draw. He was killed in June 2011 after being hit by a car in Gwent Road, Townhill, as he made his way home after an evening out.

John Frowen, of Cwmaman Road, Garnant, Ammanford, was jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving. The then 49-year-old had a long history of taking drugs and had taken amphetamines on the day of the accident. He had a previous conviction for driving while under the influence of drugs.

Ann said: "We thought it would be nice to go up to the game as it's our way of carrying on Leigh's dreams.

"His cousins have managed to get two tickets, so me and my daughter will go, but the rest of us, including Leigh's nieces, will be going up and watching it in a pub somewhere."

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  • morton1947  |  February 15 2013, 12:38PM

    What a great tribute to leigh who will awalys be remembered on Match day . . I miss his smiling face selling the draw tickets . .he will always be missed and I am sure he will be smiling down when the Swans are at Wembley so let's all do him and his memory proud

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