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Harvey’s heartfelt tribute to St George’s

Rapper’s message after important event

24 May 2022

A world-renowned MC, Harvey is certainly used to performing on the biggest of stages and he took to playing at Plough Lane in his stride when he took part in our Legends match on Saturday 14 May.

The former Don lined up alongside celebrities and other legends in a match that was in aid of raising funds for St George's Hospital in their Time for a Change appeal.

A focal point of our local community, the Hospital has played a vital role in the lives of many – with Harvey explaining that he has seen their impact first-hand in more recent times.

“For me it means a lot because my mum has cancer and she’s being treated at St George’s,” he said. “To know that this event was in aid of them is personal to me as they have really helped my mother to be comfortable. Today wasn’t about us, it was about the charity. It’s been a pleasure. I just love football. It was good to catch-up with some of my ex-teammates and it was nice to see that everyone is still in relativley good nick.”

ITV Racing presenter Oli Bell shared his teammates’ sentiments – with his own comments coming after he had seen his first-half penalty brilliantly saved by Seb Brown as our former number one rolled back the years.

“It’s been amazing. Seb made a hero save for my penalty but it’s been great to be here in aid of raising money for a great cause,” he reflected. “The speed of the game was still a different level to what it is for us amateurs. To give you an idea of how long it has been since I last played, I got my boots out of my bag and there were about five studs missing!”

We also heard from another Wimbledon legend who needs no introduction to our supporters, with Joe Sheerin being a keen attendee despite missing out on getting some minutes under his belt due to injury.

Joe was our first captain and played a vital role in helping us to progress from the Combined Counties League some 20 years ago. Despite the amount of time that has passed since that era, it is clear that he is still held in the highest regard by the fans.

“I was here for the Accrington game too – people spotted me and everyone started singing my song,” said Joe. “It brought back so many good memories and I had a tear in my eye. It’s great to see all the old boys and my mates from the past.”

Pictures: Ian Stephen & Lucy Dixon 

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