Millwall family unite to remember Jimmy Mizen
Barry and Margaret spend their time visiting Schools, Prisons and Youth Offenders Institutes to share Jimmy’s story. They speak of how they have managed not to let thoughts of revenge take hold, about how anger breeds anger and how these actions can destroy individuals and families.
On Saturday the managers of both clubs, Kenny Jackett and Chris Powell, will also sign the car.
Their “Peace Car” has been signed by many key influential figures and celebrities who endorse the work Jimmy's parents Barry and Margaret do.
Leaflets and wristbands will be handed out to all Millwall fans on the day and fans will be encouraged to add a message of hope to the “Wall of Hope” that Millwall have created.
“Jimmy’s Day” is not a fundraising event, but a way of remembering Jimmy at his beloved football club and thanking everyone for their kindness.
Jimmy Mizen was killed on 10th May 2008, the day after his 16th birthday. He was an avid Millwall supporter and his family have decided to hold “Jimmy’s Day” to thank Millwall FC and all of their fans for their continual support of The Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
The Jimmy Mizen Foundation and Millwall Football Club will unite on Saturday 1st December 2012 for “Jimmy’s Day”.
The Jimmy Mizen Foundation have today released the following press release in conjunction with Millwall Football Club:
“We hope Saturday will be a way of showing our thanks, but also to let you know what The Jimmy Mizen Foundation is doing to promote the good in our young people. We also want to let people know what a good family club this is, with traditional values who look after their own.”
Barry and Margaret Mizen
“Millwall Football Club is proud to be associated with the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
Millwall meant a great deal to Jimmy, and his tragic death affected all of us deeply. However, the response of his family, and in particular his parents Barry and Margaret, has been an inspiration.”
Millwall chairman John Berylson
“We are touched by the fact that Barry and Margaret are so grateful to the club and our fans for the small part we have played in helping them come to terms with Jimmy's death, and keeping his memory alive.”
Lions CEO Andy Ambler
“As Millwall manager I am acutely aware of the potential force for good that our club and our game can be. As professionals within football we have a platform to communicate through the media knowing that young people in particular will be prepared to listen to what we have to say.”
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett
Full details of events on the day will follow shortly on www.millwallfc.co.uk