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Harris on Mizens: "They're a huge inspiration"

Lions manager speaks ahead of 'Jimmy's Day'...

18 April 2019

Millwall boss Neil Harris has praised Barry, Margaret and the whole Mizen family as 'Jimmy's Day' comes to The Den once more this Good Friday.

The Lions take on Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 1pm), with the work of the Mizens and their 'For Jimmy' foundation coming under the spotlight once again.

With 11 years now having gone by since Jimmy's passing, the message of forgiveness, peace and hope perhaps now stands stronger than ever in today's society - a message that Harris echoed when speaking to millwallfc.co.uk.

"They're a huge inspiration not just to anyone associated to Millwall, but to everyone in our society in general," the manager said.

"The work they have put in, on the back of unimaginable personal tragedy, is nothing short of remarkable and we can only thank them for their continued efforts.

"The fact that they are speaking in schools and events across the country, and not just in the local area, says a lot about just how powerful their story and message is.

"What Barry and Margaret do, and the 'For Jimmy' organisation as a whole, for our young people should not be underestimated. They talk a lot about forgiveness, peace and hope and for me those are key life lessons for anyone growing up in what is undoubtedly a troubled society right now.

"I have known the family for many years now and I continue to be amazed at their strength and their determination and drive to influence change. They are amongst the most impressive human beings you could be fortunate enough to meet."


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