TEN Southend United supporters will be walking to this weekend’s clash at Gillingham to raise funds for Little Havens.

The supporters will leave Roots Hall late on Friday evening.

And Shrimpers striker Simon Cox was keen to wish the fans well after visiting Little Havens alongside caretaker manager Gary Waddock.

“We as players are donating to the cause and we wish them all the best because it’s a great thing for them to do,” said Cox.

“When you walk around this place (Havens), the staff are fantastic and they’re very passionate about their jobs.

“This is a place which could sometimes be not the nicest to come to but they make it as happy as possible.

“Everyone is smiling and these guys are heroes. We could take a lot from them.”

The fans, who will be walking 33.4 miles, have already raised more than £2,000.

And Waddock praised their efforts.

“For the 10 supporters to do what they’re doing is fantastic,” said Waddock.

"The biggest thing is to raise awareness and for the supporters walking to the game, they’re doing that first-hand.

"It’s the first time I’ve been to Little Havens but you walk in and it’s a fantastic place, so the more people that can donate the better as that will only go to help.

"Football is important in our lives but when you come into a place like this you realise there is far more important things going on in the world than football.

"In our little world that’s the most important thing but there’s bigger things going on outside of that.”

The fans will be joined by Blues' head of commerical Rhys Ellingham for the walk. 

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