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“Journey to the Gills” team are getting set to go!

3 October 2019

Training is complete and bags are being packed ready for loading onto the support vehicle. The “Journey to the Gills” team are getting ready for the off.

At 11pm on Friday 4th October nine supporters together with Southend United’s Head of Commercial Rhys Ellingham will be leaving Roots Hall to make the 33.4 mile trek to Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium in advance of the game the following day. They will be pounding the miles raising funds for the Shrimpers Trust and local children’s charity Little Havens Hospice.

The Shrimpers Trust are urging everyone to get behind the iniaitive. The support that the “Gills” team has received so far from the Southend United supporter community has been tremenous and the team are extremly appreciative of this. In the run up to the day they are however asking that supporters who haven’t so far had a chance to make a donation do so if they can.

Sponsorship forms can be obtained from the Trust website at or alternatvely monies can be pledged by visiting the team’s JustGiving page at where all monies raised will go direct to Little Havens.

In addition for those travelling to the game on Saturday there will be a bucket collection in the away end of the ground with any loose change that supporters are able to donate being much appreciated.

The “Journey to the Gills” team would like to thank all supporters for their continued support and look forward to seeing everyone at Gillingham!

For those who want to donate straight to the just giving page, they can use the link here.

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