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Remembering Rob and Jimmy

15 March 2013

Clubs join forces

When Millwall hosted Charlton Athletic back in December, it proved to be an emotional occasion as the game was designated 'Jimmy's Day', in memory of Lions fan Jimmy Mizen.
It was five years ago this May that Jimmy and Charlton fan Rob Knox were both tragically killed by senseless acts of street violence.
When The Lions and Addicks met at The Den on 8th December, Jimmy's parents Barry and Margaret were guests of the club, and thanked Millwall fans for their continued support of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
Rob's parents Colin and Sally were also in attendance on the day.
Supporters wrote on a special 'Wall of hope' whilst respective managers Kenny Jackett and Chris Powell added their signatures to the 'Peace Car', signed by many key influential figures and celebrities who endorse the work Jimmy's parents Barry and Margaret do for the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
Charlton Athletic will themselves be hosting 'Rob's Day' tomorrow, with the parents of Rob and Jimmy returning to The Valley to exchange club shirts before kick-off; the Millwall shirt will have 'Jimmy' and the number '5' on the back.
Following Rob's death, the Charlton Community Trust established the Street Violence Ruins Lives campaign. An interview with Rob’s mother Sally, who now acts as a life coach for the Trust, will be shown at half-time.
Players and match officials will support the day by wearing specially designed T-shirts to mark the fifth year of the Trust's initiative and pay tribute to the youngsters.
Images of the duo will also be shown on the big screen five minutes after kick-off.


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