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Read Jacqui Knight's story of the Gambian Lions

Millwall fan's trip to Africa becomes viral sensation...

20 September 2019

Millwall fan Jacqui Knight travelled on an innocent trip to Africa for a wedding, but what followed was something she certainly never expected.

Whilst spending an extra week in Africa, Jacqui came across the idea of donating t-shirts to a local school in Gambia, which progressed to watching a lesson and teaching the children several different Millwall songs.

The videos of Jacqui's admirable deed with the Gambian children were subsequently shared thousands of times over online, as the Lions fan was inundated with kind and touching messages from fellow supporters, alongside further donations of clothing and books.

Jacqui says: "I had some redundant stock - in the way of t-shirts - and I thought I'd find a school and donate them. I'm not part of any charity or mission - this wasn't intended. I taught the kids some Millwall songs, as I had previously done in Kenya.

"I got a call just days later from a Guardian reporter, who told me the story had gone a bit mad back home. It had been tweeted 50,000 times!"

Jacqui has plans to further solidify the bond between Millwall and an incredible group of African supporters, with a full feature available in this Saturday's matchday programme.

For more information on the 'Gambian Lions' and to donate towards Jacqui's incredibly worthwhile cause, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gambian-lions.


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