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Southampton Backs Football For Heroes Week

Football for heroes week is the Football Leagues way of showing our backing for our boys serving their country so well. As part of our plans we are designating the Leeds United game towards this.

Saints have already done a bit for this cause by doing a special tickets offer for members of the armed services for the Brighton game. All proceeds from the sale of tickets to the servicemen went into the 'Help For Heroes' funds.

And to boost funds further Saints have planned a whole host of events for the week. These events are arranged to maximise the coverage and awareness of the charity which helps sevicemen and women that have been injured in the line of duty.

These events include.
A promotional photo shoot with Kelvin Davis, Morgan Schneiderlin and David Connolly.

Saints and Leeds players both emerging from the tunnel behind a 'Help For Heroes' banner.

The team captains and match officials will do a photo shoot at kick off in front of a 'Help For Heroes' banner.

Alan Pardew and Simon Grayson will both wear 'Help For Heroes' wristbands during the length of the game.

The Saints first team will sign a Football League 'Help For Heroes' ball which will be sold at auction for the charity.

Paul Wotton will also visit Marchwood Army Barracks to see the troops and have a guided tour of the base.

This is an excellent cause and one which I know will be close to many Saints fans who have relatives serving in our armed forces overseas.




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Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 8 2010

Time: 9:07PM

Your Comments

This is good cos we have lots of soldiers dying for us and our future. Hope that this goes well.
VSgirlT
Good article and a good cause. Our armed personnel do us proud year after year and for such a little amount of respect. This cause is long overdue in my opinion.
stellarnw
I think every club has the chance to show how much we think of our boys and girls on active service overseas. It is something that should be getting the full backing of the government and not having to depend on the countries football fans for a hand out as a charity. These people have done it for our country and served us proudly. Mow it should be payback.
VSrednwhite
Its great that football has got involved with this. When Leeds played Huddersfield at Elland Road in Decemeber Leeds invited a number of personnel from the Yorkshire regiment to the game for free and quite a few got presented with their service medals for their tour of duty in Afghanistan at half time, all the 30,000 plus spectators stood and applauded the soldiers from the moment the entered the pitch to the moment the left(a good ten minutes) We also played down at Bristol Rovers in November and a similar thing occured and they was raising funds that day for help the heroes and a substantial amount was raised (we are supposed to be tight in Yorkshire!). I think everyone realises the danger they are in out their, I have a brother in the armed forces who did time out in Afghanistan and its not a very enjoyable time for the family who cannot relax all the time they are out their. Thankfully he came back in one piece but he has lost a lot of very close colleagues and friends in the last five or six years who have just been out their doing the job they love and trying to protect us.
dazza71
All Saints [ and Leeds ] fans show your generosity ----- it will be one of the biggest crowds of the day so make sure the money collected is also the most
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