Last Saturday representatives from Millwall presented personnel from Headley Court with a cheque for £36,905.85 – the money raised since the club announced it would support the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre by playing against Brentford in unique, one-off camouflage shirts back in November 2014.
The initiative, which also marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, saw proceeds from every replica of the commemorative camouflage shirts sold donated to Headley Court. As well, £1 from all programmes sold on the day of the Brentford game were also passed on, which was on top of bucket collections around the ground. Since then, the shirts worn by Millwall players on the day have been auctioned off, which has helped to raise the incredible five-figure sum.
Surgeon Captain Paul Hughes, the Commanding Officer of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court, said: “On behalf of all the patients and staff at Headley Court I would like to thank Millwall Football Club, its staff and fans for all the support you have given to our injured servicemen and women.
“I would particularly like to give credit to the original and successful idea of playing in dedicated Headley Court shirts on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday last year.”