Bucket collections and plenty more planned at The Den
Millwall Football Club is proud to be hosting Jimmy's Day when Northampton Town visit The Den on Good Friday (3pm).
It marks the fifth consecutive year that The Lions have welcomed the Mizen family and volunteers from 'For Jimmy' to a matchday dedicated to the outstanding work carried out in the community by the charity.
The event is a chance to remember the life of Jimmy Mizen, a Millwall fan, who was tragically murdered in 2008. Rather than be beaten by his death, the Mizen family have since worked tirelessly to ensure that something good comes from it.
Since 'For Jimmy' was founded in 2009, Barry and Margaret Mizen MBEs, his parents, and other family members and volunteers, have done so much to create a legacy a peace in Jimmy's name, helping young people to fulfil their potential in safer, more peaceful communities.
Key to their work has been the introduction of 'Safe Havens', which are shops and businesses, identifiable by a sticker in the window, where young people feeling threatened or in danger can enter and the person in charge will agree to lock the door and call a parent, guardian or the police. These Safe Havens have helped to foster a sense of mutual care and responsibility between children and adults in the community.
On top of that For Jimmy lead several important projects, particularly in local schools, which are designed to develop character, resilience and achievement in a bid to make Lewisham a place of peace and safety. Barry and Margaret also continue to share Jimmy's story in pupil referral units, prisons and community groups across the country.
This Friday both Millwall and Northampton players will warm-up in For Jimmy t-shirts and there will also be a bucket collection held around the ground in the build-up to kick-off. The 'For Jimmy Cup 2017', a Millwall Premier League Kicks football tournament including participants from Northampton's community scheme, will take place in the Lions Centre earlier in the day and Barry Mizen MBE will address the crowd pitchside accompanied by selected youngsters from the tournament.
It promises to be a memorable occasion and the support of Millwall fans for the For Jimmy charity, as always, is hugely appreciated both by the club and the Mizen family.
As a result of activities in the Lions Centre there will be no Family Fun Zone this Friday.
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