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10 May 2013

Skipper Danny backs '10,000 Hands' campaign

Millwall Player of the Year Danny Shittu was an unexpected - and most welcome - visitor when he popped into The Den today to to pick up his trophies.
The Lions skipper took time out to speak to Lions Player now the dust has settled a little following the shock resignation of manager Kenny Jackett earlier in the week and also take a look back at the 2012/13 season as a whole. 
Danny was delighted that his trip to the ground coincided with the '10,000 hands' event being held in the Lions Centre today, a day that marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Lions fan Jimmy Mizen.
He said: "The club is part of this community and when they support things like this it shows how much of a family club they are.
Whatever the club supports the players support as well. I was just glad that I was able to choose today rather than any other day to pick up my trophies because today is the fifth anniversary and I was able to go down there, get paint on my hands, put my hands down and support the cause."
The '10,000 Hands Making Lewisham City Safe'  was launched at Lewisham Town Hall with all 16 Lewisham Secondary Schools, Barry Mizen, the Mayor of Lewisham, Heidi Alexander MP, the Executive Director of Education, Frankie Sulke Borough Commmander Russell Nyman and Superintendent Graham Price.
The '10,000 Hands' campaign is the brainchild of 16-year-old Camilla Yahaya and the idea is that once 10,000 handprints have been gathered, the final '10,000 Handprints' on Lewisham's 'Cloth of Hope' will be taken to City Hall and wrapped around the building before walking to Downing Street to unroll the cloth.
Speaking about the campaign Camilla said: "It's about young people working together to make Lewisham and London a safer place and a bigger community. School children, together, with their police force, leading the way for the rest of the London and every other city in the world."
* Further details about the Jimmy Mizen Foundation are available at www.jimmymizen.org

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