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Baines Makes Gordon's Day

Left-back becomes latest player to surprise a deserving fan.

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Leighton Baines this week became the latest player to turn up unannounced at the home of an Evertonian as part of the Club's 'Make Their Day' initiative.

Baines' visit was to Gordon McKee, from Southport, who received a 2013/14 Season Ticket as part of the England man's visit.

Gordon was nominated by his son Andrew for the unstinting support he has shown for his wife, who recently lost her life to a brain tumour.

Andrew explained: "My dad is a massive Everton fan but mainly I have nominated him because my mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago and ever since then my dad has taken care of her, more and more, culminating recently with 24-hour round-the-clock care.

"He would do anything for anyone, and he'd do it with a smile, and my mum was the same."

Family friend John Lees added: "Gordon is a star of a bloke, he has been looking after his wife 24/7, always with a smile on his face, never asking for anything."

Leighton BainesA stunned Gordon finds Leighton at his door.

When Baines knocked on Gordon's door on Friday afternoon he was understandably shocked.

"I had no idea what to expect," he revealed. "I had been out shopping and my family said 'get back home quick', but I didn't expect that, it's the biggest shock of my life."

And Baines was pleased his visit had offered a boost at a difficult time.

He added: "We knew what a tough week it's been for Gordon but I am pleased to cheer him up a little bit, as much as you can at a time like this. I am looking forward to seeing him at Goodison next year."

The England man takes time to talk with Gordon and his familyThe England man is introduced to the family

There’s still time for Evertonians to make their friend’s or a loved one's day with another two surprises due to take place in the next couple of weeks. To nominate a supporter, simply click here to complete the nomination form.

For more information about 2013/14 Everton Season Tickets and the Club's Early Bird discount offers, click here.

Daniel McCullochNice on Gordon iam happy for you!

Saturday 13th April 15:41 Report Comment

Joel CurranBrilliant.... Great idea this, to make some ones day. Well done to whoever came up with this! Oh, and Baines was as good as he has been all season. :-)

Monday 8th April 13:43 Report Comment

Tom GrahamI am no longer surprised by the sincere, good natured gestures - they go along way in the healing process - well done!

Monday 8th April 05:25 Report Comment

Jay BerryThe best left back in the world, and look at that. Class. COYB all the way from Texas.

Sunday 7th April 22:59 Report Comment

dave lawsonAnother deserving nominee, like every other comment my thoughts and prayers go to Gordon and his family

Sunday 7th April 22:35 Report Comment

Victor TayThe People's Club, once a Blue, always a Blue. GOD Bless the McKees...

Sunday 7th April 12:20 Report Comment

Marcus FisherMakes you proud to be a Blue. Heart-felt condolences to Gordon,, his friends and family.

Sunday 7th April 09:24 Report Comment

paul mckeeNo relation to you Gordon , just part of the Everton family, my thoughts and prayers to you and your's . Well done Bainsy and EFC !

Sunday 7th April 08:25 Report Comment

gary pattersonjust fantastic on my opinion best left back in the world and most of me family agree and they support liverpool

Sunday 7th April 01:01 Report Comment

shaun hughesThis is why I love my everton for 35 yrs,so proud of the blues,well done

Saturday 6th April 22:02 Report Comment

David ShannonThoughts and prayers go to Gordon and his family during this tough time, well done Bainsey son, it's times like this that go to show how great the Everton family is and why we are the peoples club.

Saturday 6th April 21:27 Report Comment

Paul FordFantastic bit of footage and nice gesture by the club. The man well and truly deserves this after what he has been through, well done Bainsey, nice personal touch !

Saturday 6th April 17:03 Report Comment

Jonathan CourtFair play Baines lad and to the club, well done. U should be proud and these things do make a difference. It is what makes us Evertonians

Saturday 6th April 10:16 Report Comment

patrick liddaneVery touching. Well done Bainsey. Nice that our great club does things like this.

Saturday 6th April 10:12 Report Comment

stephen byrnevery touching ,nice one bainsey. thoughts and prayers with gordan and his family

Saturday 6th April 09:29 Report Comment

Paul Hollettwell done bainsy, brought a tear to my eye..

Saturday 6th April 08:47 Report Comment
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