When Sue Painter collapsed in the bar during a pre-season fixture between AFC Wimbledon and QPR last July, it was unsure whether she would survive or not.

Stewards Shahid Aziz and Rebekah Tennuchi reacted quickly and were able to support and stabilise her.

Then Dr Will Ricketts performed CPR on Sue until the paramedics arrived to save her life.

“It was a shocking thing to see Sue in such a perilous state that day” the club's commercial director Ivor Heller said.

“Along with the stewards, Pietro and I helped to look after Bill and spoke to Sue’s son to explain what was happening to his mother.

"Dr Will and the rest of the team saved Sue’s life – it was one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed.

"I can’t tell you the joy I felt when I was sitting on the team coach up at Fleetwood in August when Sue marched past the coach. Just three weeks before, I had watched her fighting for her life.”

Then nearly six months later, she returned to the ground once again, but this time as the club's official '12th Don'.

Sue attended the pre-match hospitality for the Barnsley game with her husband Bill, Dr Will and his father as a thank you for the part they played in keeping her alive.

The club also gave a "huge thanks" to Shahid, Rebekah and Dr Will: "Without their help, Sue would not be here, continuing to support the Dons."