Tomorrow Arsenal face Crystal Palace in another key clash in the race for a top 4 finish.
More important than the game though are the charity evens going on around the ground today.
Firstly we have fans of Arsenal and Crystal Palace coming together to walk to raise awareness of mental health and male suicide.
The walk will begin at Selhurst Park at 9:30am and finishing at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in North London. The fans will cover a distance of around 12 miles which will take about 4 to 4.5 hours (including stops).
Proposed stops and details of the route are shown below;
|09:30||Selhurst Park Stadium – SE25 8QB||N/A||N/A||Norwood Junction, Selhurst or Thornton Heath|
|10:50 to 11:00||Half Moon Pub, Herne Hill – SE24 9HU||4.3m/6.9km||~1:30 hrs||Herne Hill|
|Break ~20 mins|
|12:30 to 12:40||Prince William Henry Pub, Blackfriars – SE1 8NL||4.0m/6.4km||~1:20 hrs||Blackfriars, Southwark Tube|
|Break ~20 mins|
|13:35 to 13:45||Wetherspoons (Angel) – N1 9LQ||2.0m/3.2km||45 mins||Angel Tube|
|Not a Break||Final pick-up / meeting point|
|14:05 to 14:15||Piebury Corner –N7 8DL||1.3m/2.0km||30 mins||Drayton Park or Holloway Road Tube|
|15:15||Emirates Stadium – N7 7AJ||Finish and photos|
The event itself is not about raising money and is all about raising awareness. It is aimed at sending out a message to encourage people to open up, to talk and to understand that they are not alone.
Secondly we have Arsenal in the Community partnering Islington Foodbank.
At the fixture against Crystal Palace there will be two donation collection points – one at podium level outside the Arsenal Museum and the other outside the Community Hub.
Fans are being encouraged to bring tinned food and non-perishable goods to the game which will then be made available to those that need it in the local community via the foodbank.
It is fantastic that Arsenal in the Community have decided to partner Islington Foodbank, continuing their long term pledge to help charities and residents of the local area.
We hope fans of Arsenal and Crystal Palacesupport both brilliant causes.