A GROUP of Southend United fans will play at their beloved Roots Hall tomorrow night to raise funds for mental health charities.

Funds from the match - which is being refereed by Southend United striker Charlie Kelman - will be donated to MIND and Samaritans.

And organiser Rylee Dee is keen for as many supporters as possible to get involved in the game which is taking place during Mental Health Awareness week.

“I wanted to do whatever I could to raise awareness for mental health,” said Doe, who has previously organised three matches for charity.

“While organising this match, I found out that Samaritans actually saved one of my friends’ lives so this will be an extra special night.

“It’s the last one I’m doing, because of the stress and distractions from my education so I’m just looking to make it as best as I possibly can and to get as many Southend fans down.

“We’re expecting a big crowd and lots of fun is expected”

The match kicks off at 6.20pm with turnstiles for the East Stand opening at 5.40pm.

Ticket prices have been set at £5 adults and £3 for those aged under 16s and more than £1.200 has already been raised from the match.

Doe, who is 17, raised £4,200 in total from the previous three matches and will be holding an auction on the night which includes the signed shirt Stephen Humphrys wore when scoring the Shrimpers’ crucial goal on the final day of the League One season against Sunderland.