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Remembering Jimmy Mizen

23 February 2015

Third annual Jimmy's Day special

Millwall Football Club paid tribute to teenager Jimmy Mizen on Saturday, hosting our third annual 'Jimmy's Day's for the home game with Fulham. 

Lions fan Jimmy was the victim of an unprovoked violent attack in Lee, South London on 10th May 2008 in which he lost his life.

Since then, his parents Barry and Margaret MBEs and their wider family have devoted themselves to work for peace and reconciliation through The Jimmy Mizen Foundation, receiving international recognition for their efforts.

Saturday's Millwall matchday programme featured Jimmy on the front cover and inside the outstanding work of The Jimmy Mizen Foundation was described in detail.

Speaking to the BBC, who filmed a special feature of Jimmy's Day, Margaret said: "When you see the the young people we visit in schools and their wonderful faces you know that the work we are doing is worthwhile and that we mustn't give up on our beautiful young people."

Both Millwall and Fulham players were escorted onto the pitch by a young person from Millwall Community Trust, each wearing special t-shirts to mark Jimmy's Day.

Lions chairman John Berylson added: "It is always a real pleasure to see Barry and Margaret here at The Den. Saturday gave us another opportunity to celebrate the life of Jimmy and also to help his family spread their message of love and restitution in his name."

Those who wish to find out more about The Foundation can contact via the website www.thejimmymizenfoundation.tumblr.com or email nikki.walford@jimmymizen.org

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