A message from Alan...
"I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody involved in organising the tribute, and to all those who donated. I am overwhelmed by the response received and genuinely did not know how much Southend United fans still thought about me.
I attended the game against Rochdale and thoroughly enjoyed catching up with some old faces, and would like to thank everybody who made the effort to come and see me during the game.
As you may appreciate, it has been a difficult two years for me. The next step in gaining more independence is to find a vehicle which is suitable for me to go out in on my own. The money that you raised will go towards this.
Thanks again to everybody involved, Mike Mower, The Shrimpers Trust, particularly Andrew Leeder for the effort that he put in to the campaign, Southend United and the fans for making me feel so appreciated.