Can you get this lifelong Leicester fan home from Uganda to watch the Everton match? 5 years ago

Can you get this lifelong Leicester fan home from Uganda to watch the Everton match?

The football world is still bouncing following Leicester City's incredible title win this week. (Sorry Spurs fans)

Leicester is well and truly feeling the buzz this week with fans all around the city getting into the party spirit celebrating.


One Foxes fan who is looking to get in on the fun for Leicester's game this weekend is charity worker Tom Gill, who is currently in Uganda.


Tom runs a charity called "East Africa Playgrounds", which build playgrounds in disadvantaged communities.  In a clever twist, traditional playground toys like see saws help act as pumps for water wells. In giving children a better means to play, they also help give something to their community.

A life long Leicester City fan, Tom is currently angling for a ticket to Leicester's game against Everton on Saturday May 7.

With a flight booked for Friday (using the money he got from selling his bike), now he just needs a ticket to watch his beloved Foxes lift the title.

Here's his quotes:


So the bike is sold. I have been offered loans from 8 people (3 of them I have never met). Still no ticket. So any help at all will be amazing.

I have been a Leicester City Fan since I was in primary school in the early 90’s. My Uncle Andy (a die hard) used to drive up from his home in Highwycombe to take me to City games. Then we had a family season ticket and my Brother, Mum, Dad, Uncle and Cousins used to share two tickets throughout the season.

I forget how many years I had a season ticket, but I was there when we drew 3-3 with Arsenal and Bergkamp hit his hatrick, When Muzzy Izzet scored his volley against spurs and Mailis scored from the half way. When I was about 12 I won a competition to design my school, Brookvale in Groby, a new football kit. I won and Robbie Savage (My hero then and still is now) came to my school to present me and mates with the new Kit. From then on I was first name on the team sheet.

When I was 15 I did my work experience at LCFC in the kitchens. After that I worked there for two seasons. Sadly it was when we got relegated. But I got to see the second half of every game and sometimes make the teams lunches. In league One we went all over the place to some great clubs like Hereford.

When we were playing Cardiff in the playoff semi final we managed to get tickets at 10am on the day of the game. But my cousin was in York, I was in Leeds and mate was at work in Lancashire. We sacked off Lectures, work and a girl friends birthday meal for two and drove to Cardiff and back.


If you can help out Tom Gill get a ticket for this weekend's game, send a message to [email protected], or drop us a message on Facebook.