Precious ring reunited with owner after being lost at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium

A precious wedding ring has been reunited with its owner after being lost at Ashton Gate StadiumA precious wedding ring has been reunited with its owner after being lost at Ashton Gate Stadium
A precious wedding ring has been reunited with its owner after being lost at Ashton Gate Stadium | Ashton Gate
Bristol City fan Andrew Olpin lost the ring which contains his son's ashes during a match

A precious wedding ring containing the ashes of a man’s son has been reunited with its owner after being lost during a football game at Ashton Gate Stadium.  

Andrew Olpin, from Nailsea, lost the ring at the match between Bristol City and Hull City on December 22.  

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The ring is carved with ‘HEO’ inside in memory of eight-week-old Harrison who passed away in November 2022. 

Ashton Gate staff hunted high and low to find the ring and on New Year’s Day reunited it with Andrew and wife Lauren, who has a matching ring.   

Andrew said: “When I lost it I was in a state of shock. It’s so precious and I couldn’t find it anywhere. 

“We are so grateful to everyone at Ashton Gate for searching for it and to get it back means so much. It’s overwhelming and I am so grateful.”

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Ashton Gate Stadium operations director Ross Wormald added: “We’re so happy for Andrew and Lauren that we were able to help them be reunited with something that means so much to them. 

“As soon as we found out the ring was lost, our staff started searching and we managed to find it a few days later.”

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