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For Jimmy - Families of murdered boys unite at Millwall

3 March 2016

The charity set up in honour of murdered teen Jimmy Mizen will unite families that have lost their loved ones to violence for Jimmy’s Day at Millwall on 5th March.

Now in its fourth year at The Den, Jimmy’s Day is a chance to remember Jimmy at his beloved football club as they face Blackpool on Saturday. The event is very special this year. Along with remembering Jimmy, the supporters will commemorate Tommy Blackmore, Alan Cartwright, Sam Guidera, Rob Knox, Godwin Lawson, Danny O’Shea and Connor Saunders.

All these young men have lost their lives to violence over the past seven years. ‘For Jimmy’ is honoured to 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; Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea.

Both sets of players from Millwall and Blackpool will wear ‘For Jimmy’ t-shirts for their pre-match warm up in support of the day, before 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.

Millwall always played a special part in Jimmy’s life, so ‘For Jimmy’ is once again overwhelmed by the support of not just Millwall, but all of the London clubs who have gifted shirts and become a part of Jimmy’s Day this year.

Barry Mizen, MBE, said: “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.”

Millwall Chairman John Berylson added: “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.”

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