Wycombe Wanderers are in mourning following the loss of one of their lifelong fans and volunteers.

The club confirmed the news in the evening of Sunday, January 31, that Sandie Derben had passed away in hospital ‘following an illness’.

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The Chairboys described Sandie as a ‘dedicated volunteer’, who alongside her husband, John, a former club and trust director, was a well-known and popular face around Adams Park.

Tributes have flooded in for Sandie

She regularly led teams of volunteers on matchdays and fundraising events through the Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association.

The club said: “The thoughts of all involved with the club are with John and their friends and families at this sad time.”

Several of Wycombe’s playing and non-playing staff have aldo paid tribute to the much-loved Sandie.

Chairman Rob Couhig said: "Missy and I are broken-hearted for John, her family, and the Wanderers’ staff and fellow volunteers.

“A sweet, selfless, optimistic soul who always treated everyone with kindness.

May she rest in peace

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“She will always be Wycombe to me.

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“May God grant her everlasting peace."

Pete Couhig added: “One of the wonderful women I’ve gotten to know well in Wycombe died yesterday.

“My heart goes out to John.

A lifelong Blue

“Sandie was a force of nature, she will be missed.

“I am sad.

“But happy she did get to see her Chairboys live in the Championship.

“She loved this club so much, her entire life."

Centre-back Anthony Stewart said: "Condolences to her family and I pray her soul rests in perfect peace.

Many people connected to the club have paid their respects 

“A really lovely woman who always made sure you’re smiling anytime you saw her."

“Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club: "We are desperately sad to hear of Sandie’s passing.

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“Sandie was a dedicated fan and wonderful person who lit up matchdays with her smile.

“She will be greatly missed.

"Our thoughts and best wishes go out to her husband John and all her family and friends at this time."