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Millwall to host fourth annual 'Jimmy's Day' this Saturday

2 March 2016

Lions will remember Tommy Blackmore, Rob Knox and other young men whose lives have been lost

Millwall FC is proud to be hosting Jimmy's Day for the fourth consecutive year when The Lions take on Blackpool this Saturday, 5th March (3pm).

Jimmy's Day is a chance to remember Lions fan Jimmy at his beloved football club. The event is very special this year with families who have lost their loved ones to violence uniting on the day. 
Tommy Blackmore, Alan Cartwright, Sam Guidera, Rob Knox, Godwin Lawson, Danny O’Shea and Connor Saunders are all young men whose lives have also tragically been lost to violence over the past seven years. 

The charity 'For Jimmy', set up to honour Jimmy, will welcome their families onto the pitch before the match, to unite them in their determination to bring change and an end to youth violence.

As part of the day they will be gifted signed shirts from their respective London clubs; Millwall, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea FC.

Millwall chairman John Berylson said: "Barry and Margaret Mizen 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 have chosen to become involved with 'Jimmy's Day' at The Den on Saturday, and that all these young people who died in such tragic circumstances will be remembered and celebrated." 
Both sets of players from Millwall and Blackpool FC will wear 'For Jimmy' t-shirts for their pre-match warm up in support of the day, welcoming the families on to the pitch shortly before kick-off at 3pm. A short video will then be shown while the families are presented with their signed shirts.

Jimmy's Dad, Barry Mizen MBE, added: "The wonderful ongoing support of everyone connected with Millwall, gives us the strength and encouragement to continue working for change to keep our young people, children and grandchildren safe. COYL."
Millwall FC always played a special part in Jimmy’s life and we are delighted to continue supporting the important work of 'For Jimmy'. You can find out more here and follow 'For Jimmy' on Twitter @forjimmyHQ and Facebook For Jimmy

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