We are really sad to announce that our lovely former bar lady Kate Firth passed away during the week aged only 30. All of us at the club will miss her greatly and our thoughts are with her friends and family. We shall hold a minute's silence prior to the Bury Town match. Below is a tribute by Stuart Mitchell, Club Groundsman and her close friend: "We as a club were devastated by the recent loss of Kate Firth at the young age of 30. Over the last few years Kate became a great friend of mine personally and we shared many laughs together. Indeed in her short time at the club behind the bar, she made an impression many don't in years, such was the nature of the woman. Kate was a lady of undoubted energy and poured much of it into her passion for animals, in particular dogs. She always had time for her friends and was never too busy to help. When I lost my father not long ago, Kate always made a big effort to support me and it will never be forgotten. She was also intelligent and quick witted, but it was always fun trying to keep up! Mine and the club's deepest condolences go out to her family at this hardest of times. Kate was that rarest of things in life; a character with character. Family, Friends and Canines will miss her deeply and not a day will go by where she doesn't cross our thoughts. One day maybe all our paths will cross again. I for one hope so."