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Gallery | Jimmy's Day at The Den

8 March 2016

The wider London football community joins with Millwall to spread important message

The fourth annual Jimmy's Day was held at The Den last Saturday, and on this occasion it provided the opportunity to remember other young men who similarly tragically lost their lives as a result of senseless violence.

Along with remembering Jimmy Mizen, the event commemorated the lives of Tommy Blackmore, Alan Cartwright, Sam Guidera, Rob Knox, Godwin Lawson, Danny O’Shea and Connor Saunders.

Members of their families were invited onto the pitch before the game against Blackpool where they received signed shirts from their respective London clubs; Millwall, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea FC, presented by Lions chairman John Berylson and his wife Amy. 

Both sets of players wore 'For Jimmy' t-shirts for their pre-match warm up in support of the day, which was featured on the Saturday evening news in London by both the BBC and ITN.

Barry Mizen, Jimmy's father, thanked all those who have supported his family over the eight years since Jimmy's death and who have helped spread the message of non-violence espoused by the charity 'For Jimmy' (formerly the Jimmy Mizen Foundation).

He also expressed his appreciation of the involvement of the wider London football community in seeking to spread the message amongst young people in the capital.  

John Berylson added: "Barry and Margaret have been an inspiration to us all over many years now and we are proud to be able to support their work in tackling the issue of violent crime on our streets.

"We are delighted that so many other London clubs were involved with 'Jimmy’s Day' at The Den on Saturday, and that all these young people who died in such tragic circumstances were remembered and celebrated."

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