Southend United fans dug deep for local homeless charity

Kind-hearted Southend United fans dug deep at Roots Hall on Saturday as they donated their loose change ahead of the match against Coventry City.

Volunteers from Thorpe Bay Rotary Club and HARP, Southend’s Homeless Charity, joined forces to bring some festive cheer to Roots Hall Stadium and were thrilled to raise £443 for HARP’s Christmas Appeal.

Santa greeted fans on their arrival with free chocolate and sweets that were generously provided by the football club.

Spirits were high as Southend secured a 3-1 victory over Coventry City, as well as raising vital funds for such a worthy cause.

HARP are working hard to raise funds to ensure that local people who are homeless have somewhere safe and warm this Christmas time, and are able to enjoy a festive meal with all the support they need at this lonely time of year.

HARP have even enlisted support from Phil Brown, Southend United’s Manager, who generously donated his time to record an appeal at Radio Essex recently.

If you would like to help someone that is homeless then text XMAS09 £10 to 70070 and spread a little Christmas joy to those that most need it.