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Lions fans donate over £4,000 in just two hours to help WW2 Vets

13 August 2014

Your support and generosity is just incredible

Millwall supporters donated over £4,000 in just TWO HOURS when the London Taxi Drivers Benevolent Fund held their annual bucket collection at The Den prior to the Leeds United game on Saturday.

The LTDBF are raising money to send as many World War 2 veterans as possible back to The Netherlands next May for the 70th Anniversary and final Liberation Parade.

Lions fans certainly played their part and the final figure donated is not yet known as the money is still being counted.

Dick Goodwin, one of organisers, spoke warmly of the gratitude felt by both the collectors and War Veterans at The Den as they received a fantastic welcome from Lions fans.

"We had a fabulous day on Saturday," he said. "The veterans always enjoy coming to The Den and your supporters treat them very well, not only the guys and girls who donate their pennies and pounds.

"We raised well over £4,000 in the two hours we were collecting which is incredible.

"We are fund raising for a return trip to the Netherlands next May with our WW2 veterans as it will be the 70th Anniversary of the end of the War and the Dutch have big celebrations planned.

"It really was an amazing day as I accompanied the collectors around the ground, people were coming up to them and hugging them, Millwall fans are so generous.

"We really cannot thank you all enough for your support. It is outstanding."

If you know of a Second World War veteran who might like to make this historic final trip to Holland next May, email Dick at

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