Millwall to match donations to Lewisham hospital campaign

© Andy Worthington
© Andy Worthington

MILLWALL have pledged to match donations to a legal fund needed for a High Court review of the government's decision to shut down the A&E and maternity departments at Lewisham Hospital.

The Lions have long been staunch supporters of the campaign to save the hospital and are now helping to raise half of the £20,000 needed to cover the costs of a judicial review.

For every £1 that is donated online via paypalMillwall will match it with another £1 until the first £10,000 of the fund is reached.

Chief executive Andy Ambler said: "We are really hopeful that the judicial review will result in the key services at Lewisham Hospital which are under threat, being saved. We are happy to continue to play our part in supporting the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign."

Dr Louise Irvine, chair of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign added: "This judicial review will be heard in the High Court from July 2-4. It is our chance to challenge the unjust decision that could see Lewisham losing its vital, popular, successful and solvent hospital."

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4 thoughts on “Millwall to match donations to Lewisham hospital campaign

  • May 24, 2013 at 16:52
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    Good cause and worth a quid of anyone's money.
    At the speed people are knocking kids out and the speed of population growth in London it makes no sense to shut the maternity ward.
    As for the a+e what moron came up with that idea? Now you'll have all the p*** heads on the streets of that pretty little town center on a Friday and Saturday nights.
    It's my place of birth but not my choice of place to live. Don't like the place never have but at the same time I don't want to see any a+e or maternity wards getting closed. It's a sick idea tbh and further proof of how our country is going to pot by the silly people running it. I'll donate but not cause it affects wall it will have a knock on affect for most of us in the surrounding boroughs.

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  • May 24, 2013 at 17:06
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    Well I was born in sunny Deptford & know just how important Lewisham hospital is - despite both my dad & father in law dying there!

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  • May 25, 2013 at 19:09
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    Great work, whoever made this decision. Proves we are a community club

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  • May 27, 2013 at 15:04
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    A fantastic gesture from the club, would be a nice follow up if some of the players (not just from Millwall) decided to chuck a weeks salary into the pot

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