Millwall fans have dug deep to raise £9,500 for the London Ambulance Service.
Following England's 2018 FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final victory over Sweden this past summer, an emergency response vehicle was damaged close to Borough Market, just minutes from The Den.
Millwall Supporters' Club (MSC) stepped in and launched a JustGiving page, firstly aiming to raise £5,000 to cover the repairs, but nationwide interest in the cause allowed the total raised to nearly double in size.
The actual repairs were kindly covered in the end by SKODA, but colleagues of the London Ambulance Service discussed with the MSC alternative uses for the funds – and agreed that the money could go towards restoring a 1960s ambulance from their historic collection to be installed outside their headquarters.
"A spur of the moment idea results in a long lasting legacy," said MSC Chairperson Kathryn Gale. "Millwall fans can always be relied on to get behind such issues and it was heartening to see how other clubs' fans supported the cause.
"A good job done and we look forward to seeing how the project progresses."
Garrett Emmerson, London Ambulance Service Chief Executive, added: "The Millwall FC Supporters’ Club fundraising campaign, and the money donated from people across the world, means a lot to me and everyone at London Ambulance Service. We’d like to thank all who donated for their generosity."