23rd October 2017 14:28pm
The 25th Anniversary Committee would like to thank all the fans who came out to support the Legends United event and make it such a success. With final reconciliation still to be done, the event has already raised over £30,000 for Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), which is a huge achievement.
The committee is now delighted to announce in conjunction with the Club, the plans for the Back at The Valley game on Saturday, December 9th. This will be a really special day, with Charlton taking on Portsmouth in an echo of the first game back at The Valley in December 1992. The committee has invited a host of legends from the 1992/93 season and the last 25 years back to attend the game, and fans will have the opportunity to meet them in the legends lounge in Crossbars.
To celebrate this anniversary, and to recognise the important work that CACT has been doing across South East London and Kent over the last 25 years, the club is donating 25% of home ticket revenue from the game along with 25% of match day programme sales to the charity.
In addition to the celebrations on the 9th, the committee is holding a gala dinner on Sunday, December 10th with Charlton legends attending as the guests of honour.
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of the 25th Anniversary Committee, said:
“The Committee are delighted with the club’s generous support for the anniversary celebrations and for CACT. It will be a weekend to remember, and we hope to see as many fans as possible there.”
Katrien Meire, Chief Executive of Charlton Athletic, said:
“The Legends United match was such a fantastic event and the perfect way to begin our season of celebration. It was a pleasure to see so many of the legends who have made this club what it is and we’re looking forward to welcoming some of them back for the game against Portsmouth.
“We hope December 9th at the game and the 10th at the celebration dinner will be very special days at The Valley for the fans and everyone connected with Charlton.”
Please look out for more information about how to book the dinner soon, and get hold of your tickets for the game in the usual way from the Club ticket office and website.