This morning proved to be a memorable one for junior season ticket holder Josh King. Under the pretence of coming to Kenilworth Road to collect his season ticket, mum Helen King arrived at the ground with her son so we could surprise him having been nominated as a ‘Hatters Hero’.
A few weeks ago we asked supporters to nominate people who had gone out of their way to do something special for others during the Coronavirus. Josh was nominated over 30 times by his fellow supporters having raised over £3,000 for the NHS.
Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, Josh walked a marathon (26.2 miles) around his local park over a period of just a few days, as well as dyeing his hair blue. His goal is to raise as much as possible before he returns to school in September.
After walking a lap or two of the pitch, and having a kick-around with Commercial Manager Chris Bell, Josh was surprised by a visit by Nathan Jones and Mick Harford. Josh was given the first glimpse of the new Umbro kits for next season, which were revealed online this morning. Josh will also receive the first signed home shirt next season.
Josh then enjoyed playing football with Harford before joining the media team for a chat.
Watch our video of the special occasion here.
You can get behind his fundraising efforts via his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-king53
Our congratulations to Josh for all his hard work. A true Hatters Hero.